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Cardiovascular Syste

TermDefinition
Cardiologist One who specializes in diagnosing and treatment of the heart diseases.
Cardiovascular Pertaining to the heart and blood vessels.
Ischemia Deficiency in blood supply due to constriction or obstruction of blood vessels.
Myocarditis Inflammation of the myocardium
Carditis Inflammation of the heart
Angiosclerosis Hardening of the blood vessel
Angionecrosis Necrosis/death/of a blood vessel
Tachycardia Abnormally fast heartbeat
Bradycardia Abnormally slow heartbeat
Palpitation Pounding or racing heart w/o without irregularity
Angiitis Inflammation of a blood or lymph vessel
Phlebitis Inflammation of a vein
Polyarteritis Inflammation of more than one artery
Valvuloplasty Surgical repair of a heart valve
Arteriectomy Surgical removal of part of an artery
Endocarditis Inflammation of the endocardium (inner, inside layer of the heart)
Cardiomegaly Abnormal enlargement of the heart
Echocardiography A diagnostic procedure using ultrasound to evaluate structure and function of the heart. (ECG)
Electrocardiograph A device used to record electrical activities of the heart.
Pericardium Multilayered sac enclosing the heart
Pericarditis Inflammation of the pericardium
Atherosclerosis Hardening and narrowing of the arteries due to buildup of cholesterol plaques.
Atheroma Tumor/plaque within the arterial wall
Arrhythmia/Dysrhythmia Irregularity or the loss of heart rhythm
Arteriomalacia Softening of the wall of the artery
Cardiotomy A surgical incision into the heart
Cardiopathy Any disease of the heart
Electrocardiogram A record of electrical activity of the heart (EKG)
Acardia Congenital abnormalitiy, without a heart
Angiomegaly Enlargement of a blood vessel
Systole the phase of the heartbeat when the heart muscle contracts and pumps blood from the chambers into the arteries.
Diastole The phase of the heartbeat when the heart muscle relaxes and allows the chambers to fill with blood.
Heart murmur An abnormal sound when listening to the heart or large blood vessels.
Cardiac Arrest An event in which the heart abruptly stops or develops a very abnormal arrhythmia that prevents it from pumping blood.
Heart Failure A chronic condition in which the heart is unable to pump out all of the blood that it receives.
Created by: zainabgelle