A statement describing situations in which equipment may malfunction, be damaged, or cease to operate.
A network of blood vessels that originate in the aorta and supply the heart muscle with blood.
Flap-like structures that maintain blood flow in one direction through the heart.
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
A surgical procedure where arterial and venous grafts are used to bypass narrowed or blocked coronary arteries. The surgery is typically performed by opening the chest through the sternum (breast bone) to provide access to the heart. The heart itself may not be opened.
A wire mesh tube inserted into a blood vessel and expanded to keep the vessel open. Coronary stents may be bare metal or drug eluting and require antiplatelet medication.
A statement describing an action or situation
that could seriously harm the patient.