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QuestionAnswer
Buildup of fatty deposits on the inner walls of arteries Atherosclerosis
Dialation, or ballooning, of a weakened section in the wall of an artery Aneurysm
Condition of excessive fluid buildup in the lungs and/or other organs and body parts because of the inadequate pumping of the heart Congestive Heart Failure
Condition in which artery waslls become hard and stiff due to calcium deposits Arteriosclerosis
When the heart has ceased generating electrical impulses Asystole
Blanket term for any kind of heart problem Cardiac Compromise
Irregular or absent heart problem Arrhythmia
Diseases that affect the arteries of the heart Coronary Artery Disease
Conditions in which a portion of the myocardium dies as a result of oxygen starvation often called a heart attack by lay persons Myocardial Infarction
Pain in the chest that occurs when the blood supply to the heart is reduced and a portion of the heart muscle is not recieving enough oxygen Angina Pectoris
Created by: Kellene