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CARDIOVASCULAR SYST

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

TermDefinition
ANGIOGRAM INSTRUMENT USED TO RECORD ACTIVITIES OF THE BLOOD VESSEL
ANGIOPLASTY REPAIR OF THE BLOOD VESSEL
ATHEROSCLEROSIS YELLOW OR FAT PLAQUE DEPOSITED INSIDE OF AN ARTERY
CARDIMEGALY ENLARGEMENT OF THE HEART
BRADYCARDIA SLOW HEART RATE
TACHCARDIA FAST HEART RATE
HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA HISGH CHOLESTEROL IN THE BLOOD
CYANOSIS BLUISH DISCOLORATION OF THE SKIN
HYPOXIA LOW OXYGEN
PHELBOTOMY MAKING AN INCISION IN THE VEIN (VENIPUNCTURE)
PHLEBITIS INFLAMMATION OF THE VEIN
ARRYHTHMIA ABNORMAL HEART RHYTHMS
DEFIBRILATOR AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE USED TO RESTORE NORMAL HEART RHYTHM.
CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE (CHF) THE HEART IS UNABLE TO PUMP ITS REQUIRED AMOUNT OF BLOOD.
PULMONARY ADEMA A BLOOD OR WATER THAT ACCUMULATES IN THE AIR SPACES OF THE LUNGS
THROMBOSIS A BLOOD CLOT INSIDE OF BLOOD VESSEL
EMBOLISM A BLOOD CLOT THAT MOVES FROM ONE AREA OF A BLOOD VESSEL TO ANOTHER AREA AKA TRAVELLING BLOOD CLOT
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (MI) HEART ATTACK
ANGINA PECTORIS CHEST PAIN DUE TO LOW OXYGEN TO THE HEART MUSCLE
ENDOCARDITIS INFLAMMATION OF THE INNER LINING OF THE HEART
MURMUR ABNORMALITY OF THE HEART VALUES
PERICARDITIS INFLAMMATION OF THE MEMBRANE SURROUNDING THE HEART
ANEURSYM WIDENING OF A BLOOD VESSEL
HYPERTENSION HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
VARICOSE VEIN ABNORMALLLY SWOLLEN AND TWISTED VEINS USUALLY OCCURRING IN THE LEGS
HEMORRHOIDS VARICOSE VEINS NEAR THE ANUS
HEMOGLOBIN (RED BLOOD CELL) TRANSPORTS OXYGEN FROM THE LUNGS TO THE REST OF THE BODY, SUCH AS THE MUSCLES, WHERE IT RELEASES THE OXGYEN FOR CELL USE
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