Ambulatory Blood Pressure (ABP) measures blood pressure at regular intervals. It is believed to be able to reduce the white coat hypertension effect in which a patient’s blood pressure is elevated during the examination process due to nervousness and anxiety caused by being in a clinical setting.
Anastomosis – The connection or passageway of normally separate parts. Connecting two blood vessels.
Cardiovascular Disease – Heart and blood vessel disease, conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Diseases under the heart disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects).
Catheter – A tubular medical device for insertion into canals, vessels, passageways, or body cavities for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
Hypertension/High Blood Pressure – A common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is higher than normal, enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.
Interventional Procedure – A treatment that involves making small cut or a hole to gain access to the inside of a patient’s body – for example, inserting a tube into a blood vessel.
Percutaneously – The passage through the skin by needle puncture, including introduction of wires and catheters.