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CPC Ch. 2-Cardio

CPC ch 2-Cardiovascular System

Anginal Relating to spasmodic attacks of suffocation [ain as related to an inflammatory condidtion of the throat, mouth, chest. Chest pain due to deficient oxygenation of the heart muscle.
Angiocarditis Inflammation of heart and vessels.
Angioplasty Surgical repair of vessels
Arteriosclerosis Hardening of an artery
Arteriotomy Incision into an artery
Atherosclerosis A type of arteriosclearosis characterized by lipid deposits causing fibrosis and calcification
Bradycardia Slow heartbeat
Cardiocentesis Surgical puncture of the heart
Cardiologist A physician specializing in diseases of the heart
Cardiomegaly Enlargement of the heart
Cardiopulmonary Pertaining to heart and lungs
Carditis Inflammation of the heart
Cyanosis Bluing of skin and mucous membranes caused by oxygen deficiency.
Electrocardiogram Electrical tracing of the heart and heart muscle activity
Embolism Blood clot traveling through a blood vessel to another part of the body.
Hemangioma Benign tumor of a blood vessle
Hypertension Persistent excessive pressure in the arteries.
Pericarditis Inflammation of the pericardium
Thrombus Blood clot formed within a blood vessel.
Arter/o, arteri/o artery
Arteriol/o arteriole
Atri/o atrium
Ventricul/o cavity, ventricle
Created by: cyndimarie21