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Chap 11 Cardio

Cardiovascular

TermDefinition
Artheroma Fatty substance tumor/growth
Atrial Pertaining to the atrium
Inter atrial Pertaining to between the atria
Cardiac Pertaining to the heart
Bradycardia State of slow heart
Electrocardiogram Record of heart electricity
Cardiomegaly Enlarged heart
Myocardial Pertaining to heart muscle
Cardiologist Specialist in the heart
Cardiorrhexis Ruptured heart
Tachycardia State of fast heart
Coronary Pertaining to the heart
Phlebitis Inflammation of a vein
Valvoplasty Surgical repair of a valve
Valvulitis Inflammation of a valve
Valvular Pertaining to valve
Vascular Pertaining to blood vessel
Venous Pertaining to a vein
Venue Small vein
Venogram Record of a vein
Ventricular Pertaining to a ventricle
Interventricular Pertaining to between the ventricles
Murmur Abnormal heart sound such as a soft blowing sound or harsh click
Orthostatic hypotension Sudden drop in blood pressure a person experiences when standing up suddenly
Palpitations Pounding, racing heartbeats
Plague A yellow fatty deposits of lipids in an artery that are the hallmark of atherosclerosis
Regurgitation To flow backwards, in the cardiovascular system this refers to the back flow of blood through a valve
Sphygmomanometer Instrument for measuring blood pressure
Stent A stainless steel tube placed within a blood vessel or a duct to widen the lumen
Stethoscope Instrument for listening to body sounds, such as the chest, heart, or intestines.