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Final Exam

The Cardiovascular System

Arteries Carry blood away from thew heart
Veins Carry blood from the capillaries
Capillaries The exchange of gases take place in these microscopic blood vessels
Embolism A mass which blocks a vessel
Pericarditis Inflammation of or around the heart
Leukemia Rapid abnormal production of white blood cells
Cyanosis skin turns blue
Cardiology study of the heart
Endocarditis Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart
Arteriosclerosis Hardening of the arteries - plague (narrowing)
Phlebitis Inflammation of a vein
Anemia low RBC's
Varicose veins swollen, knotted veins
Hematoma Mass of blood in the tissue
Bradycardia slow heart rate
Tachycardia fast heart rate
Thrombophlebitis blood clot in an inflamed vein
Myocarditis Inflammation of the heart muscle
Cardiac Arrest heart stops breathing
Aortic pertaining to the aorta
Coronary pertaining to the heart
Thrombosis abnormal clot inflammation
Edema fluid in the tissue
Hypertension high blood pressure
Hypotension low blood pressure
Hemorrhage heavy flood of blood
Hemorrhoidectomy removal of the hemorrhoids
Splenectomy removal of the spleen
Aneurysm dilation of a weak area in an artery
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Inability of the heart to pump blood
Coronary Occlusion closing off of a coronary artery * may cause a heart attack
Hemorrhoid enlarge vein in the rectum
Myocardial Infarction (MI) heart attack - damage to the heart muscle
Angina chest pain
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) narrowing of the arteries of the heart
Arrhythmia abnormal heart beat
Cardiomegaly enlarged heart
Angioplasty surgical procedure to blood vessels (leak)
Epistaxis nose bleed
Created by: Karlita_Reyes