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Chapter 11

arm brachi/o
chest steth/o
pulse sphygm/o
heart cardio
artery arteri/o
blue cyan/o
vein phleb/o
passageway between the aorta and the pulmonary artery remains open after birth patent ductus arteriosus
disease of the heart muscle cardiomyopathy
local widening of an arterial wall aneurism
the obstruction of the blood supply to an organ or region of tissue infarction
condition of fast heart beat tachycardia
inflammation of the heart muscle myocarditis
specialized nervous tissue in the right atrium that begins the heartbeat pacemaker of the heart
contraction phase of the heartbeat systole
inner lining of the heart endocardium
relaxation phase of the heartbeat diastole
a condition marked by severe pain in the chest angina
heart is unable to pump its required amount of blood congestive heart failure
high blood preesure essential hypertension
catheterization with balloons and stents opens clogged coronary arteries percutaneus coronary intervention
failure of proper condition of impulses from the SA made through the AV mode to the atrioventricular bundle heart block
a vessel that divides into 2; leading to the left lung and to the right lung pulmonary artery
abnormally fast heartbeat cardioversion
hardening of the arteries with deposit of fatty substance atherosclerosis
condition of excessive cholesterol on the blood hypercholesteremia
pertaining to the upper chamber of the heart atrial
condition of decreased oxygen in inspired air hypoxia
uncomfortable sensations in the chest related to cardiac arrhythmias, such as premature ventricular contractions palpitations
rapid but regular contractions, usually of the atria flutter
very rapid, inefficient and irregular contractions of the heart fibrillation
brain, tension, and weakness in a leg after walking has began, but absence of pain at rest claudication
instrument to measure blood pressure sphygmomanometer
improper closure of the mitral valve mitral valve prolapse
a blood clot formed within the blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin. thrombus
extra heart sound, heard between normal heartbeats murmur
Created by: elegaspi203



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