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Chapter 11


A blood vessel that carries oxygen or blood from the heart to the lungs: Pulmonary artery.
Contraction phase of the heart be: Systole.
Located between the upper and lower chambers of the heart: Mitral valve.
Sac like membrane surrounding the heart: Pericardium.
Sensitive tissue in the right atrium wall that begins the heartbeat: Sinoatrial node.
Blood vessels branching from the aorta to carry oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle: Coronary arteries.
Disease of the heart muscle: Cardiomyopathy.
Phlebitis: Inflammation of the vein.
Instrument to measure blood pressure: Sphygmomanometer..
A local widening of an artery: Aneurysm
Cyanosis: A bluish coloration of the skin.
Ischemia: Can lead to myocardial infarction, blood is held back from an area, can be caused by thrombotic occlusion of a blood vessel, may be a result of coronary artery disease.
Angina is: Chest pain relieved by nitroglycerin ..
Cardiac arrhythmia: Fibrillation.
Petechiae: Small, pinpoint hemorrhages
Blood clot forms in lower limb vessel: Deep vein thrombosis.
Four separate congenital heart defects Tetralogy of fallot .
Patent means: Open open.
The cause of essential hypertension: Idiopathic.
Dioxin: Drug used to strengthen the heartbeat.
CK, LD, and AST are: Serum enzymes.
Echo: High-frequency sound waves are transmitted into the chest.
Incision of a vein: Phlebotomy.
Removal of plaque from the inner lining of an artery: Endarterectomy.
A Holter monitor is: An EKG taken during daily activity.
Created by: Bowiegirl