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MrsC Chap 11

MrsC Med Term Chap 11 Cardio

Angiogram Record (x-ray) of a blood vessel.
Angioplasty Surgical repair of a blood vessel.
aortic stenosis Narrowing of the aorta.
Arteriosclerosis Hardening of arteries.
arterial anastomosis Surgical connection between arteries.
Arteriography Process of recording (x-ray) arteries after injecting contrast material.
Endarterectomy Removal of the inner lining of the artery (when it is filled with plaque).
Atheroma Collection of fatty material in an artery.
Atherosclerosis Hardening of arteries with deposit of fatty substance.
Atherectomy Removal of a fatty mass in a vessel.
Atrial Pertaining to an upper chamber of the heart.
Atrioventricular Pertaining to an atrium and ventricle (upper and lower chambers of the heart).
brachial artery Artery that branches from the aorta to bring blood to the arm.
Cardiomegaly Enlargement of the heart.
Cardiomyopathy Disease of heart muscle.
Bradycardia Condition of slow heartbeat.
Tachycardia Condition of fast heartbeat.
Hypercholesterolemia Condition of excessive cholesterol in the blood.
coronary arteries Arteries branch from the aorta to bring oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle.
Cyanosis Abnormal condition of bluish discoloration due to poor oxygenation of blood.
Myxoma Benign tumor of the heart (myx/o stromal tissue.
Hypoxia Condition of decreased oxygen in inspired air; as occurs in high altitudes.
Pericardiocentesis Surgical puncture of the membrane surrounding the heart (to remove fluid).
Phlebotomy Incision of a vein.
Thrombophlebitis Inflammation of a vein with clots.
Arrhythmia Arrhythmia and dysrhythmia are used to describe abnormal heart rhythm.
Sphygmomanometer Instrument to measure blood pressure.
Stethoscope Instrument to examine the chest.
Thrombolysis Destruction of clots.
Valvuloplasty Surgical repair of a valve (within the heart).
mitral valvulitis Inflammation of the mitral valve.
Valvotomy Incision of a valve.
Vasoconstriction Narrowing of vessels.
Vasodilation Widening of vessels.
Vascular Pertaining to blood vessels.
Venous Pertaining to veins.
Venipuncture Incision of a vein for phlebotomy or to start an intravenous infusion.
Interventricular septum The wall separating the ventricles of the heart (lower chambers).
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