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Conditions of the Cardiovascular System

acrocyanosis bluish coloration of the extremitites due to lack of oxygen
aneurysm bulging of a blood bessel due to weakness in the wall
angioma tumor of the blood vessel
angina pectoris chest pain, sensation of tightness in the chest, lack of oxygen to the heart muscle
aortic insufficiency aortic valve not closing completely, causing a backflow of blood
aortic stenosis narrowing of the aorta
arrhythmia irregular heartbeat
arterial embolism blood clot in an artery
arteriosclerosis hardening of the walls of the arteries
arteriosclerotic heart disease (ashd) chronic arteriosclerosis
atherosclerosis hardening of the arteries from plaque
bradycardia slow heartbeat below 60 beats per minute
cardiomegaly enlarged heart
cardiomyopathy a disease of the heart or heart muscle
congenital heart anomaly heart defect that is present at birth
congestive heart failure (chf) the heart pumps inadequately, causing edema, or shortness of breath, and weakness
coronary artery disease (cad) narrowing of the arteries to the heart
coronary thrombosis blood clot in the coronary vessel
deep vein thrombosis (dvt) blood clot in the femoral or pelvic veins
ectopic usually an extra beat of the heart
embolism free moving clot caused by plaque build up that may clog an artery
endocarditis inflammation of the inner lining of the heart
fibrillation abnormal contractions of the heart
gangrene lack of blood supply causes death to tissue
heart valve prolapse a heart valve fails to close completely, resulting in a backflow of blood
heart valve stenosis heart valve flaps harden and are unable to open completely making it difficult for blood to flow through
hypertension high blood pressure
hypotension low blood pressure
infarct tissue death that results from an inadequate blood supply
mitral stenosis narrowing of the opening of the mitral valve
murmur abnormal sound in the heart
myocardial infarction (mi) heart attack, caused by the closing, or occulsion, of the coronary arteries
pericarditis inflammation of the pericardium
peripheral vascular disease (pvd) a disease of the arteries
phlebitis inflammation of a vein
raynaud's phenomenon attack of cyanosis and painful extremities, due to cold or stress, causing arterial constriction
regurgitation backflow of blood through a valve
rheumatic heart disease valvular disease from having rheumatic fever
sick sinus syndrome the sinus node sends impulses too slowly or stops producing impulses
stenosis the narrowing of a blood vessel or valve
tachycardia rapid heart beat over 100 beats a minute
thrombophlebitis inflammation of the vein from a blood clot
thrombus blood clot
valvular insufficiency failure of a heart valve to close completely, resulting in a backflow
varicose veins swollen veins usually in the leg
Created by: kate8686