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HLHS CH 9 Cardio

Medical Terminology CARDIOVASCULAR CARDIOLOGY

TermDefinition
valvul/o valve
sept/o septum wall
cardi/o heart
angi/o, vas/o, vascul/o vessel
aort/o aorta (main artery leaving the heart)
ather/o fatty plaque
atri/o atrium
ventricul/o ventricle
coron/o heart, coronary artery
arteri/o artery
phleb/o, ven/o vein
lower chamber ventricle
inflammation of blood vessels vasculitis
hardening of walls of arteries arteriosclerosis
loss of blood hemorrhage
profuse sweating diaphoresis
tissue lining inside of heart endocardium
heart muscle tissue (middle layer) myocardium
tissue around heart pericardium
upper portion of largest vein superior vena cava
collects deoxygenated blood from head and upper limbs superior vena cava
collects deoxygenated blood from lower limbs and lower body inferior vena cava
takes blood away from heart artery
brings blood back to the heart vein
outside layer of heart epicardium
vessel/ involuntary contraction vasospasm
root in venospasm veno
VEE-noh-gram venogram
AN-jee-AW-grah-fee angiography - procedure to describe the blood vessels
force exerted by blood on the wall of blood vessels blood pressure
incision into a vein plebotomy
weakened area of a vessel that bulges aneurysm
clot in a coronary artery coronary thrombosis
heart/tone/agent cardiotonic
blockage of blood flow to an organ ischemia
incision into heart muscle cardiomyotomy
around/heart/puncture peri/cardio/centesis
surgical removal of an aneurysm aneurysmectomy
surgical removal of an embolus embolectomy
surgical repair or reconstruction of a vessel angioplasty
ASD Atrial Septal Defect
HTN hypertension
mesh tube that can be inserted into coronary artery stent
balloon inflated in coronary artery balloon angioplasty
CABG coronary artery bypass craft
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