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Definitions beginning with the letter E

 

Elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)

A procedure performed in non-emergency cases, when the patient is not in an acute phase of CAD.

Electrocardiogram ECG/EKG

The recording of the heart’s electrical activity.

Embolism

The sudden blockage of an artery by a clot, a bubble air or foreign material carried and deposited by the blood.

Embolus

A blood clot that travels through the bloodstream until it lodges in a narrowed vessel and blocks blood circulation.

Enoxaparin

An anticoagulant agent known as low-molecular-weight heparin. Enoxaparin is mainly known by the brand name Clexane® in Europe and Lovenox® in the USA.

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