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Cardiac

8th HCS Cardiac Terms

TermDefinition
Aortic Valve flap located between the left ventricle of the heart and the aorta
Arrhythmias irregular or abnormal heart rhythm
Arteries blood vessels that carries blood AWAY from the heart
Capillaries TINY blood vessels that connect arterioles and venules and allows for exchange of nutrients and gasses between the blood and the body cells
Circulatory System AKA the cardiovascular system. Consists of the heart, blood vessels, and blood. It transports oxygen and nutrients to the body cells and transports CO2 away from body cells
Diastole relaxation of the heart
Endocardium membrane lining of the inside of the heart
Left Atrium receives oxygenated blood from the lungs (upper left of the heart)
Left Ventricle receives blood from the left atrium and pumps the blood into the aorta for transport to the body cells.
Mitral Valve located between the left atrium and left ventricle.
Myocardium thickest and muscular layer of the heart
Pericardium sac that covers the outside of the heart
Pulmonary valve between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery.
Right Atrium receives oxygenated blood from the body, located in the upper right of the heart
Right Ventricle receives blood from the right atrium and pumps the blood into the pulmonary artery which feeds into the lungs where the blood can be oxygenated; it is located in the lower right portion of the heart
Septum muscular wall that separates the heart into right and left; it prevents blood from moving between the right and left sides
Systole when the ventricles contract
Tricuspid Valve located between the right atrium and right ventricle
Veins vessels that carry blood back to the heart
Created by: robin.miller