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Cardiovascular System

Aorta The largest artery in the blood
Arterial Anastomosis Pertaining to joining of one artery to another
Arteriosclerosis Hardening of arteries
Atherectomy Removal of plaque from an artery
Brachial Artery The artery in the arm
Capillary smallest blood vessel
Cardiomegaly enlargement of he heart
Hypercholesterlemia high level of fat
Hypoxia low oxygen
Interatrial Septum the wall between the atria of the heart
Mitral Valvulitis inflammation in the mitral valve
Pericardiocentesis remove of fluid from the heart by needle
Phlebotomy the act of opening a vein for litting or drawing blood
Pulmonary Artery carries oxygen-poor blood to the lings from the heart
Sinoatrial Node pacemaker of the heart
Sphygmomanometer instrument to measure blood pressure
Thrombolysis breaken down clot
Valvuloplasty surgical repair of a valve
Vasodilation Widening of blood vessels that results from relaxation of the muscular walls of the vessels.
Vena cava large veins, return deoxygenated blood frome the body into the heart
Created by: vanoshka