when your heart beats faster than normal
faster than normal heart rate
when your breathing is faster than normal
faster than normal breathing
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a way that your doctor and nurse can keep track of how your heart is beating.
used for patients who are at risk of abnormal heart activity. Sticky pads are attached to a person's chest to measure, record and transmit data to a portable ECG machine which monitors your condition. This data can be useful in diagnosis of the your condition by your doctor. An alarm can also alert your health care team if you are suffering from an acute condition or your condition worsens.
something that can hurt your baby before he or she is born
drug or other substance that can interfere with the development of a fetus, causing birth defects
not curable, deadly, fatal
a disease that affects your muscles
Tetanus (also known as lockjaw) is an infection spread by bacteria. The bacteria lives in dirt, soil and dust, but can also be found in human and animal feces (poop). If you have even a tiny cut in your skin, tetanus bacteria can get in. The infection affects the nerves that control your muscles
healing, improving, getting better
the chest and back area from your neck down to your lowest rib
a test that measures the concentration of a solution. For example-the antibody titre detects the presence and measures the amount of antibodies within the blood
the joint between your lower jaw and the bottom of your skull
an operation to remove your tonsils
study of harmful things
the branch of science concerned with the nature, effects, and detection of poisons
windpipe, breathing tube, air tube
tube that takes air into your lungs
an operation to make an opening through your neck into your trachea to help you breathe better
pulling on part of your body to stretch muscles or to put bones or joints back in place
a procedure to find and diagnose interstitial lung disease
Transbronchial cryobiopsy is done under general anesthesia. This means that you won’t be awake during the procedure. The cryobiopsy is done at the same time as a bronchoscopy.
During a bronchoscopy the doctor uses a flexible, hollow tube to see the inside of your lungs and airways. This tube is called a bronchoscope. The bronchoscope is placed through your nose or mouth and is fed down towards the airways of your lungs.
In a cryobiopsy, a thin, flexible tube with a blunt metal tip (called a cryoprobe) is placed through the bronchoscope. It is moved towards the tissue in your lung. When the metal tip reaches the best location in your lung tissue, it is cooled quickly to a very cold temperature. The cold metal tip of the cryoprobe sticks to the lung tissue around it. Then the cryoprobe and a piece of tissue are carefully pulled out of your lungs with the bronchoscope.
a test that makes pictures of your heart
TEE uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to make detailed pictures of your heart and the arteries that lead to and from it
a procedure that allows your aortic valve to be replaced using a long narrow tube called a catheter. Usually, the catheter is inserted into a large blood vessel in your groin or through a small incision in your chest
a surgical procedure for aortic valve replacement (see conditions and treatments/TAVI)
when someone sees themselves as being a different sex than their birth sex
sex change operation
stroke symptoms that come and go quickly
a TIA is sometimes called a “mini-stroke” is a serious warning sign of stroke risk. It is a temporary loss of blood supply to part of your brain. Even though your symptoms may last a short time, from a few seconds to several minutes, you should never ignore a TIA ! Your chance of stroke following a TIA is high.
injury, damage, wound; cut, lesion, abrasion, contusion
upset, shock, distress, stress, strain, pain, anguish, suffering
when you get to the emergency department (ED) you will meet the hospital triage nurse. The triage nurse will check your condition, as well as any changes, and will decide on your priority for the ED and also for treatment
when your heart valve does not close tight enough and is floppy
face pain caused by pressure on a nerve
three months, time span of three months
pregnancy is divided into three trimesters, each approximately 13 to 14 weeks long. Generally speaking, each trimester is marked by different phases of fetal development.
a disease of your lungs
a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects your lungs. The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air when you cough and sneeze
a small tube
a tube in the nephron which collects and processes urine from the glomerulus before the urine passes into the renal pelvis
growth, lump, mass