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Aortic between the left ventricle and the aorta. pertaining to the aorta.
Apical pertaining to the apex.
Arterial pertaining to the artery.
Atrial relating to a cavity or chamber in the body. (especially the hart chamber)
Atrioventricular pertaining to the atrium and ventricle chamber.
Bicuspid having two cusps or points.
Bracial relating to the arm
Capillary pertaining to the hairlike structure; capillaries. the smallest blood vessels.
Carotid relating to the two main arteries that carry blood to the head and neck, and their two main branches.
Cardiovascular heart blood vessels.
Circulatory Circular route that the blood takes as it moves through the body.
Coronary pertaining to the structure that encircles like a crown.
Diastolic pertaining to the resting period between contractions.
Endocardium intermost heart structure. Intermost layer of cells that lines the atria, ventricles, and heart valves.
Femoral pertainint to the femur (thigh bone).
Jugular pertaining to the jugular (throat). carries blood from the head, neck, arms, and chest to the right atrium.
Mitral pertaining to structure like a miter.
Myocardial pertaining to the heart muscle. The muscular layer of the heart.
Pericardium Around the heart.(Outermost layer)
Popliteal Pertaining to the back of the knee (near the knee joint).
Pulmonary pertaining to lungs. (They carry deoxygenated blood to the lungs).
Radial relating to the radius.
Systolic pertaining to contractions.
Tibial pertaining to the tibia (shine bone).
Tricuspid three projections resembling.
Vasoconstriction the lumen of the artery decreases in size.
Vasodilation the lumen of the artery increases in size.
Venous relating to the veins.
Ventricular pertaining to ventricle. Each large lower chamber of the heart.
Anginal related to the pain of angina pectoris
Arrhythmia a condition in which the heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm.
Atherosclerosis a disease of the arteries.
Arteriosclerotic affected by arteriosclerosis.
Bradycardia slow heart condition.
Cardiomegaly abnormal enlargement of the heart.
Coarctation congenital narrowing of a short section of the aorta.
Cardiomyopathy Any disease condition of the heart muscle that includes heart enlargement and heart failure.
Dysrrhythmia painfulrhythm state.
Endocarditis Innermost layer of cells that lines the atria, ventricles, and heart valves.
Fibrillation Having a muscle fiber.
Hypercholesterolemia an excess of cholesterol in the bloodstream.
Hyperlipidemia an abnormally high concentration of fats or lipids in the blood.
Hypertension abnormally high blood pressure.
Hypertrophy the enlargement of an organ or tissue from the increase in size of its cells.
Infarction the obstruction of the blood supply to an organ or region of tissue, typically by a thrombus or embolus, causing local death of the tissue.
Ischemia block the blood.
Necrosis process of dead cells.
Orthostatic hypotension low blood pressure occurring in some people when they stand up.
Palpitation a noticeably rapid, strong, or irregular heartbeat due to agitation, exertion, or illness.
Pericarditis a condition in which the sac-like covering around the heart (pericardium) becomes inflamed.
Peripheral situated on the edge or periphery of something
Regurgitation backflow of blood through a defective heart valve
Rheumatic relating to rheumatism
Stenosis abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body.
Tachycardia fast heart rate.
Tamponade compression of the heart by an accumulation of fluid in the pericardial sac.
Tetralogy a group of four related literary or operatic works.
Thrombophlebitis inflammation of the wall of a vein with associated thrombosis, often occurring in the legs during pregnancy.
Electrocardiogram record or display of a person's heartbeat produced by electrocardiography.
Telemetry measurement of data from remote sources by wire.
Angiogram X-ray photograph of blood or lymph vessels, made by angiography.
Echocardiography the use of ultrasound waves to investigate the action of the heart.
Cardioversion medical procedure by which an abnormally fast heart rate.
Defibrillator an apparatus used to control heart fibrillation by application of an electric current to the chest wall or heart.
Sphygmomanometer instrument for measuring blood pressure.
Endarterectomy surgical removal of part of the inner lining of an artery.
Cardiopulmonary Pertaining to the heart and lungs.
Angioplasty surgical repair or unblocking of a blood vessel.
Pericardiocentesis procedure where fluid is aspirated from the pericardium.
Antiarrhythmic drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm.
Antihypertensive drug that reduces high blood pressure.
Diuretic causing increased passing of urine.
Thrombolytic kind of pharmaceutical that can break up clots blocking the flow of blood to the heart muscle.
ACE angiotensin-converting enzyme
AED automatic external defibrillator
A fib A fibrillation
AV atrioventricular
BP blood pressure
bpm beats per minute
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
cath catheter
CCU coronary care unit
CHF congestive heart failure
CPR C-reactive protein
ECG electrocardiography
echo echolocation
EKG electrocardiography
HTN hypertension
JVD jugular venous distention
MI myocardial infarction
mm HG millimeters of mercury
PMI point of maximum impulse
PVC premature ventricular contraction
PVD peripheral vascular disease
S1 first heart sound
V fib ventricular fibrillation (slang)
V tach ventricular tachycardia (slang)
S2 second heart sound
S3 third heart sound
S4 fourth heart sound
Created by: rkempf