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Cardiovascular syste

Medical Tem

Angi/o blood or lymph vessels
aortr/o aorta
arteri/o artery
ather/o plaque, fatty substance
brady slow
cardi/o heart
coron/o coronary, crown
-emia blood, blood condition
erythr/o red
hem/o,hemat/o blood. relating to the blood
leuk/o white
phleb/o vein
tachy fast, rapid
thromb/o clot
ven/o vein
aneurysm A located weak spot of balloon-like enlargement of the wall of an artery.
angina Severe episodes of spasmodic choking og suffocating chest pain caused by an insufficient supply of oxygen to the heart muscle.
antiarrhythmic Medication administered to control irregularitites of the heartbeat.
anticoagulant Medication administered to slow blood clotting and to prevent new clots from forming; also known as a thrombolytic.
antihypertensive Medication administered to lower high blood pressure.
anemia, aplastic A marked absence of all formed blood elements.
arrhythmia An irregularity or the loss of normal rhythm of the heartbeat; also known as dysrhythmia.
arteritis Inflammation of an artery or arteries.
artheroma Fatty deposit within the wall of an artery.
atherosclerosis Hardening and narrowing of the arteries due to a buildup of cholesterol plaques.
bradycardia An abnormally slow heartbeat.
cardiac catheterization Placement of a catheter through a vein or artery and into the heart.
cholesterol Lipids that travel in the blood in packages called lipoproteins.
defibrillation The use of electric shock to restore the heart's normal rhythem.
diastolic Which occurs when the ventricles are relaxed, is the lowest pressure against the walls of the blood vessels
electrocardiogram A record of the electrical activity of the myocardium.
embolism Blocked vessel by an embolus.
fibrillation Rapid, random, and ineffective contractions of the heart.
hemoglobin A blood test that measures the average blood glucose level over the previous three to four months.
hemostasis To control bleeding.
hypoperfusion A deficiency of blood passing through an organ or body part.
ischemia Deficiency in blood supply due to either the constriction or the obstruction of a blood vessel.
palpitation An examination technique in which the examiners hands are used to feel the texture, size, consistency, and location of certain body parts.
plaque A solid raised area of skin that is different form the area around it and greater than 0.5 cm in diameter.
systolic Which occurs when the ventricles contract, is the highest pressure against the walls of the blood vessels.
tachycardia An abnormally fast heartbeat.
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