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  • Acute coronary syndrome [r]: Set of signs and symptoms related to the heart, due to myocardial ischemia. [e]
  • American College of Physicians [r]: American organization of doctors of internal medicine (internists), and physicians. [e]
  • Angina [r]: The symptom of paroxysmal pain consequent to myocardial ischemia usually of distinctive character, location and radiation. [e]
  • Angioplasty [r]: Reconstruction of an artery. [e]
  • Aspirin [r]: Common analgesic used for treating mild to moderate pain; protective against blood clots and heart disease when administered indefinitely in low doses [e]
  • Atherosclerosis [r]: Thickening and loss of elasticity of the walls of medium and large muscular arteries with lesions in the innermost layer. [e]
  • Carotid endarterectomy [r]: Excision of the thickened, atheromatous tunica intima of a carotid artery. [e]
  • Clinical practice guideline [r]: Document with the aim of guiding decisions and criteria regarding diagnosis, management, and treatment in specific areas of healthcare. [e]
  • Computed tomographic cardiac angiography [r]: Imaging method that uses a computed tomography (CT) scanner to look at the structures and blood vessels of the heart. [e]
  • Coronary artery bypass [r]: Surgical therapy of ischemic coronary artery disease achieved by grafting a section of saphenous vein, internal mammary artery, or other substitute between the aorta and the obstructed coronary artery distal to the obstructive lesion. [e]
  • Coronary heart disease [r]: Disease of the heart that involves narrowing of the coronary arteries. [e]
  • Fish oil [r]: Oils high in unsaturated fats extracted from the bodies of fish or fish parts, especially the livers. [e]
  • Folic acid [r]: Nutrient required for a normal pregnancy. [e]
  • Homocysteine [r]: A thiol-containing amino acid formed by a demethylation of methionine. [e]
  • Hypercholesterolemia [r]: Presence of an abnormally large amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the circulating blood. [e]
  • Myocardial infarction [r]: A heart attack, gross necrosis of the myocardium, resulting from interruption of the blood supply to the area. [e]
  • Myocardial revascularization [r]: Restoration of an adequate blood supply to cardiac tissue by means of a blood vessel graft, as in aortocoronary bypass. [e]
  • Odds ratio [r]: Ratio of the relative incidence (odds) of a target disorder in an experimental group relative to the relative incidence in a control group; reflects how the risk of having a particular disorder is influenced by the treatment (odds ratio of 1 means that there is no benefit of treatment compared to the control group). [e]
  • Peripheral vascular disease [r]: Diseases caused by the obstruction of large arteries in the arms and legs, leading to stenosis, embolism or thrombus formation, and acute or chronic ischemia. [e]
  • Preoperative care [r]: Preparation and management of a patient prior to surgery. [e]
  • Stroke [r]: A sudden loss of brain function due to interrupted blood supply. [e]
  • Vascular disease [r]: Pathological processes involving any of the blood vessels in the cardiac or peripheral circulation. They include diseases of arteries; veins; and rest of the vasculature system in the body. [e]