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Chapter 5

Cardio System

angi/o blood or lymph vessel
aort/o aorta
arteri/o artery
brady- slow
cardi/o heart
-emia blood condition
erythr/o red
hem/o hemat/o blood, relating to blood
leuk/o white
phleb/o vein
tachy- fast, rapid
thromb/o clot
ven/o vein
anemia lower than normal number of electrolytes
aneurysm localized weak spot or enlargement of an artery
angina severe chest pain
angioplasty procedure in which a small balloon on the end of a catheter is used to open a blocked artery
anticoagulant slows coagulation and prevents new clots from forming
aplastic anemia absence of all formed blood elements
atherosclerosis hardening and narrowing of the arteries
automated external defibrillator shocks heart
bradycardia abnormally slow resting heart rate
cardiac arrest event in which the heart abruptly stops
cardiomyopathy used to describe all diseases of the heart muscle
cholesterol fatty substance that travels through the blood
coronary thrombosis damage to heart muscle caused by blocked artery
diuretic increase secretion of urine
electrocardiogram record of electrical activity of heart
embolism sudden blockage
endocarditis inflammation of inner linning
erythrocytes red blood cells
hemoglobin iron contaning pigment of erthocytes
hemostasis stop or control bleeding
ischemic heart disease resulting from insufficient supply of oxygenated blood to the heart
leukemia cancer by abnormal number of leukocytes
leukocytes white blood cells
myocardinal infraction heart attack
orthostatic hypotension low blood pressure
pericardium pericardial sac
phlebitis inflammation of a superficial vein
raynauds phenomenon constricted circulation from stress or cold
sickle cell anemia donut shaped blood cells
tachycardia fast heart rate
thrombosis blood clot attached to the interior wall of an artery or vein
transfusion reaction two bloods don't match
varicose veins swollen veins
ventricular filbrillation heart quivers
Created by: SavannahNethken