Cardiovascular System

  1. anastomosis
    connecting two tubular structures
  2. aneurysm
    weakness in the wall of an artery
  3. angiogram
    record of a vessel
  4. angioplasty
    surgical repair of a vessel
  5. angiostenosis
    narrowing of a vessel
  6. aorta
    the largest artery in the body
  7. arrhythmia
    irregularity in the heartbeat
  8. arteries
    the blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart
  9. arterioles
    the smallest branches of arteries
  10. arteriorrhexis
    rupture of an artery
  11. atherectomy
    removal of fatty substance
  12. atheroma
    tumor-like collection of fatty substance
  13. atherosclerosis
    hardening and narrowing of the arteries caused by plaque
  14. atrium
    upper chamber of heart
  15. auscultation
    the process of listening to sounds within the body
  16. bradycardia
    slow heart rate
  17. capillaries
    the smallest vessels
  18. cardiomegaly
    enlarged heart
  19. cardiomyopathy
    disease of the heart muscle
  20. cardiovascular
    pertaining to the heart and vessels
  21. defibrillation
    procedure that converts serious irregular heartbeats to normal
  22. deoxygenated
    lack of oxygen
  23. diastole
    relaxation phase of heart
  24. diuretic
    increases the flow of urine to aid body in elimination of excess water
  25. embolus
    a traveling blood clot that will lead to obstruction of an artery
  26. endarterectomy
    removal of the diseased or damaged inner lining of an artery
  27. endocardium
    inner layer of heart
  28. epicardium
    outer layer of heart
  29. hypertension
    high blood pressure
  30. hypotension
    low blood pressure
  31. infarct
    an area of tissue within an organ or part of the body that dies following the loss of its blood supply
  32. interatrial
    pertaining to between the atria
  33. ischemia
    localized and temporary deficiency of blood supply due to an obstruction to the circulation
  34. myocardium
    thick, muscular layer of heart
  35. palpitations
    pounding, racing heartbeats
  36. pericardium
    membrane surrounding the heart
  37. phlebitis
    inflammation of a vein
  38. plaque
    yellow, fatty deposits of lipids in an artery
  39. regurgitation
  40. septum
    dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
  41. sphygmomanometer
    a pressure gauge for measuring blood pressure
  42. stent
    a stainless steel tube placed within a blood vessel or duct to widen the lumen
  43. stethoscope
    instrument used for listening to body sounds
  44. systole
    contraction phase of heart
  45. tachycardia
    fast heart rate
  46. thrombolytic
    agent able to dissolve existing blood clots
  47. thrombophlebitis
    inflammation of a vein resulting in the formation of blood clots within the vein
  48. thrombus
    blood clot
  49. vascular
    pertaining to vessels
  50. vasoconstriction
    narrowing of blood vessels
  51. vasodilation
    widening of blood vessels
  52. veins
    the blood vessels that carry blood toward the heart
  53. ventricles
    lower chambers of heart
  54. ventricular
    pertaining to the ventricles
  55. venules
    the smallest branches of veins
  56. ASHD
    arteriosclerotic heart disease
  57. BP
    blood pressure
  58. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  59. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  60. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  61. mmHg
    millimeters of mercury
  62. PAC
    premature atrial contractions
  63. Vfib
    ventricular fibrillation
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Cardiovascular System
Cardiovascular System