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Cardiovascular

Terminology related to the cardiovascular system

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Cardiomyopathy Disease of the heart muscle
Cardiology Study of the heart
Carditis Inflammation of the heart
Endocarditis Inflammation within the heart
Dextrocardia Condition of right heart (heart displaced to the right)
Bradycardia Condition of slow heart rate
Cardialgia Condition of heart pain
Cardioplasty Surgical repair of the heart
Tachycardia Condition of fast heart rate
Cardiorrhaphy Suturing/stitching of the heart
Electrocardiogram Tracing of electrical activity of the heart
Echocardiography Technique of recording ultrasound (echos) of the heart
Cardiovalvulotome Instrument for cutting a heart valve
Avascular Pertaining to absence of blood vessels
Angiogram X-ray of blood vessels
Angiectasis Dilation of blood vessels
Angiopoiesis Formation of blood vessels
Angiosclerosis Abnormal condition of hardening of blood vessels
Sphygmomanometer Instrument that measures pressure of the pulse
Hypertension High blood pressure
Hypotension Low blood pressure
Atheroembolism Blockage caused by atheroma and an embolus
Aortography Technique of X-raying the aorta
Arteriorrhaphy Suturing of an artery
Arterionecrosis Abnormal condition of decay of arteries
Arteriostenosis Abnormal condition of narrowing of arteries
Venacavogram X-ray of the vena cava
Thrombolysis Disintegration/break down of clot
Thrombopoiesis Formation of a clot
Venoclysis Injection into a vein
Venous Pertaining to a vein
Phlebostasis Cessation of movement of blood in a vein
Phlebolith Stone within a vein
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