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med termiology terms


Interatrial septum divide right and left atria
interventricular septum divide right and left ventricle
Atria 2 upper heart chambers
Ventricles 2 lower heart chambers
tricuspid valve right atria
pulmonary valve right ventricle
Bicuspid Valve left atria - mitral valve
aortic valve left ventricle
oxygenated side of heart left side
deoyxgenated side of heart right side
Blood pressure pressure exerted by the blood on the walls of the arteries
systole contraction - blood out - top #
diastole relaxation - blood in - bottom #
sphygmomanometer instrument used to measure blood pressure
angioplasty vessel repair
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
aneurysm localized dilation of a weakened area of the wall of an artery. Balloons with each pulse.
claudication calf cramps due to poor circulation
endocarditis inflammation of inner lining of heart
ischemia decreased supply of oxygenated blood to body part or organ
myo muscle
aneurysm/o aneurysm
Angio vessel
arterio artery
cardio heart
corona heart
endo within
angina pectoris severe pain/constriction about the heart. Left shoulder/arm pain.
coronary artery disease narrowing of the coronary arteries preventing adequate blood supply to the myocardium
mitral valve prolapse drooping of valve cusps when heart is pumping blood. Incomplete closure of valve.
myocardial infarction heart attack.
hypertension above normal blood pressure
secondary hypertension high blood pressure caused by ailment
thrombophlebitis Inflammation of vein with thrombus formation
arrhythmia deviation from normal heartbeat
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
Created by: kjlange