cardiovascular lab (CV Lab)

where imaging of your heart or blood supply is done to monitor your heart. It uses motion studies and sometimes placing devices within the heart or blood vessels for diagnosis and repair.

specialty area where procedures such as angiogram, cardioversion, and device implantation occurs.

congestive heart failure (CHF)

when your heart isn't pumping hard enough

when your heart isn't able to pump blood normally. When you have CHF there isn't enough blood flow to supply your body's organs with oxygen and nutrients. "Heart failure" doesn't mean that your heart stops beating, but that your heart isn't working properly.

continuous resynchronization therapy (CRT)

therapy that involves putting a small device into your heart, to manage heart failure symptoms. It helps your heart work by sending tiny electrical impulses to your heart muscle. This may help your heart pump blood through your body.

coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)

open heart surgery

coronary artery disease (CAD)

heart disease, disease of the blood vessels that bring blood to your heart

a build-up of plaque in your coronary arteries that occurs over time