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LCHS_Ch 11 Diag Term

Ch 11 Diagnositc Terms

FLUTTER rapid but regular contractions of atria and ventricles
FIBRILLATION rapid, random, ineffectual, and irregular contractions of the heart
ISCHEMIA Blood flow is decreased or stopped
HYPERTENSION high blood pressure
MURMUR an extra heart sound heard between normal beats
PERICARDITIS inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart
ANEURYSM local widening, dilation, of an arterial wall
VARICOSE VEINS abnormally swollen and twisted veins usually occurring in the legs
ANGINA chest pain resulting from a temporary deprivation of oxygen to the heart muscle
INFARCTION area of dead tissue
OCCLUSION closure of a blood vessel
CLAUDICATION pain, tension, and weakness in a leg after walking has begun but absence of pain when at rest
EMBOLI collection of materials that travel to and suddenly block a blood vessel.
ANGIOGRAM a record of the x-ray imaging of blood vessels.
ANGIOPLASTY surgical repair of a blood vessel
SYSTOL contraction phase of the heartbeat
DIASTOLE relaxation phase of the heartbeat
CORONARY blood vessel that branch from the aorta and carry oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle
MYOCARDIUM muscle layer of the heart
SPHYGMOMANOMETER instrument to measure blood pressure
STETHOSCOPE instrument used to listen to sounds within the body
MITRAL valve between the left atrium and the left ventricle of the heart; bicusip valve
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