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Med Term Cardio

hyper- excessive
peri- around
endo- within
tachy- rapid
brady- slow
multi- many
tetra- four
extra- outside, beyond
meta- beyond, over, between, change
hypo- below, under, deficient
pan- all
con- together
a- no, not, without, lack of
semi- half
pro- before
tri- three
bi- two
angi/o vessel
cardi/o heart
ateri/o artery
coron/o heart
steth/o chest
ischi/o deficiency, blockage
cusp/ point
valvul/o valvlr
phleb/o vein
sphygm/o pulse
ech/o sound
idi/o private, unknown
sten/o narrowing
vascul/o small vessel
oxy sour, sharp, acid
dilat widen
rhythm rhythm
cyan/o blue
strict to draw, to bind
tens pressure
ventricul/o ventricle
man/o thin
vas/o vessel
myx/o mucus
brachi/o arm
atri/I atrium
angina/a to choke
-megaly enlarged
-rrhapy suture
-itis inflammation
-pathy disease
-dynia pain
-sclerosis hardening
-ac pertaining to
-penia abnormal reduction
-rrhexis rupture
-osis pertaining to
-ide having a particular property
-tripsy surgical crushing
-clysis injection
-gram recording
-ectasis dilation
-genesis formation
-systole contraction
-puncture pierce
-scopy instrument
-ous pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
angiogram Record (x-ray) of a blood vessel.
angioplasty Surgical repair of a blood vessel.
aortic stenosis Narrowing of the aorta.
arteriosclerosis Hardening of arteries.
arterial anastomosis Surgical connection between arteries.
arteriography Process of recording (x-ray) arteries after injecting contrast material.
endarterectomy Removal of the inner lining of the artery (when it is filled with plaque).
atheroma Collection of fatty material in an artery.
atherosclerosis Hardening of arteries with deposit of fatty substance.
atherectomy Removal of a fatty mass in a vessel.
atrial Pertaining to an upper chamber of the heart.
atrioventricular Pertaining to an atrium and ventricle (upper and lower chambers of the heart).
brachial artery Artery that branches from the aorta to bring blood to the arm.
cardiomegaly Enlargement of the heart.
cardiomyopathy Disease of heart muscle.
bradycardia Condition of slow heartbeat.
tachycardia Condition of fast heartbeat.
cardiogenic shock Abnormal condition often associated with the heart's failure to pump adequately.
hypercholesterolemia Condition of excessive cholesterol in the blood.
coronary arteries Arteries branch from the aorta to bring oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle.
cyanosis Abnormal condition of bluish discoloration due to poor oxygenation of blood.
myxoma Benign tumor of the heart embedded in soft mucoid tissue.
hypoxia Condition of decreased oxygen in inspired air; as occurs in high altitudes.
pericardiocentesis Surgical puncture of the membrane surrounding the heart (to remove fluid).
phlebotomy Incision of a vein.
thrombophlebitis Inflammation of a vein with clots.
sphygmomanometer Instrument to measure blood pressure.
stethoscope Instrument to examine the chest.
thrombolysis Destruction of clots.
valvuloplasty Surgical repair of a valve (within the heart).
mitral valvulitis Inflammation of the mitral valve.
valvotomy Incision of a valve.
vasoconstriction Narrowing of vessels.
vasodilation Widening of vessels.
vascular Pertaining to blood vessels.
venous Pertaining to veins.
venipuncture Incision of a vein for phlebotomy or to start an intravenous infusion.
interventricular septum The wall separating the ventricles of the heart (lower chambers).
Created by: BooneHS