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cardio & lymph

Medical Terminology

Angio vessel
aneurysm widening
arterio artery
cardio heart
thrombo blood clot
-cardia heart condition
-gram to write
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-stenosis narrowing
-um structure or thing
CABG coronary artery bypass graft - open heart procedure
EKG/ECG electrocardiogram
HF heart failure
AICD automatic implantable cardio defibrillator
DVT deep vein thrombosis
CAD coronary artery disease
adeno gland
agglutino glue or clumping
immuno immune system
lympho lymph
phago swallowing
spleno spline
thymo thymus gland
-phylaxis protection
WBC white blood cell
EBV Epstein-Barr virus - causes mononucleosis
HIV human immunovirus
endocardium inner layer of the heart
myocardium middle layer (muscular layer)
pericardium outer layer that encapsulates the whole heart, sac
function of the CVD system circulates blood, delivers oxygen and nutrients to cells, and disposes of waste products
function of the conduction system aids lymphatic system in circulating its substances
function of lymphatic system drains fluid from tissues, returns fluid to bloodstream
aneurysm widening or thinning of a vessel wall
angina pectoris chest pain
arteriosclerosis thickening and hardening of your arteries
arrhythmia irregular heart rate or heart rhythm
arterosclerosis the buildup of the fatty plaque
TIA transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke)
stroke longer period of time of loss of oxygen to the brain
embolus fatty plaque or gas or air bubbles that travel
deep vein thrombosis blood clot in legs
varicose veins visible veins; blue and buldging
stroke symptoms FAST - facial droop, arms, speech, TAKE ACTION
Hodgkin Disease painless enlarged lymph nodes
Kaposi Sarcoma seen in AIDs patients - can travel to other areas, organs or lymph systems
mononucleosis kissing disease, an acute infection
lymphadenitis an infection and inflammation response in our lymph system
echocardiography using the doppler or ultrasound to see the heart
ejection fraction how well your heart functions as a pump
holter monitor a device that patients wear for a week or two that records the EKG
pacemaker will kick in if your HR gets too slow
lympangiography ingest dye into the lymphatic system and then follow it with images
lymphangiography looking for blockages and making sure its flowing and draining properly
tissue typing checking compatibility with our tissues
ELISA diagnose individuals with AIDS
lymphangiectomy removal of lymph tissue or vessel
defibrillator electrically shock the heart to return it to normal sinus rhythm
cardioversion turning the heart's electroactivity around
sclerotherapy chemical injection into veins with an agent that will cause inflammation and cause vein to clot off
thrombolytic therapy deals with strokes and TIAs
stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked or ruptures
stroke is the ______ leading cause of death in the US 3rd
each year, __________ people experience a new or recurrent stroke 795,000
on average, every __ minutes, someone dies of a stroke 4
ischemic stroke a clot obstructing the flow of the brain (~80%)
hemorrhagic stroke a blood vessel rupturing and preventing blood flow to the brain (~20%)
atrial fibrillation irregular heartbeat
aterial dissection arterial tear
hemorrhagic stroke bleeding inside of the head; results from a weakened vessel that ruptures and bleeds into the surrounding brain
two types of hemorrhagic stroke intaracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage
Created by: elyk01