Glossary

Cardiac Output
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September 10, 2012
The quantity of blood that the heart pumps in one minute. It is the product of the stroke volume (the blood quantity sent to the circulation by each heart beat) multiplied by heart rate (number of beats per minute). At rest, cardiac output is approximately...
Cardiomyopathy (myocardiopathy)
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September 10, 2012
A chronic disease afflicting the heart muscle and causing structural and functional myocardial changes. It may cause heart enlargement, cardiac insufficiency, increased tendency to rhythm disorders, formation of thrombi (blood clots) and more. Causes...
Hypotension
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September 10, 2012
Low blood pressure (less than 90/50). Low blood pressure often does not reflect any medical problem, unless it is caused by another medical condition, for example myocardial infarction. Sometimes, people with low blood pressure may suffer from weakness...
Cardiac membrane
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September 10, 2012
See entry: Pericardium
Orthostatic hypotension
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September 10, 2012
Blood pressure drop that occurs during a sudden change of position from supine to sitting or upright. This is more frequent in patients treated with antihypertensive drugs. Symptoms such as sudden weakness, dizziness, sensation of fainting and real syncope...
Thrombus (blood clot, clot)
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September 10, 2012
A solid mass formed by blood clotting in a blood vessel or in the heart. Blood clots consist of a mesh of protein called fibrin, in which blood cells are captured. The main risk of a thrombus is occluding a blood vessel and thereby reducing or interrupting...