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Coding Lesson 08

Medical Coding Lesson 08 - Cardiovascular System

Angina Chest pain caused by the heart muscle not getting enough blood
Anticoagulant Any substance that makes the blood less able to coagulate (clot)
Aortic dissection Hematoma separating the layers of the aortic wall
Arterial insufficiency Inadequate blood supply to the arterial system
Arteritis Inflammation of the arteries
Atheroma Fatty deposit on the innermost wall of an artery
Atherosclerosis Hardening or thickening of the arteries
Bruit Murmur heard when listening to an artery
Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) a stroke
Claudication Pain of the lower extremities due to reduced arterial flow
Cyanosis Bruse, Bluish discoloration of the skin
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) a blood clot in the deep venous system of the arms or legs
Edema Abnormal fluid collection in interstitial spaces
Hemoglobin The oxygen-carrying portion of the blood
Hyperemia Excessive blood in a body part
Hypoxia Decreased oxygen in tissue
Infarction An area of tissue that died because of insufficient arterial blood supply
Ischemia Restriction of blood flow to part of the body
Cardiac ischemia Lack of blood and oxygen to the heart
Occlusion Blockage
Patent Wide open
Phlebitis Inflammation of a vein
Pulsatile Characterized by a rhythmic, palpable beating
Rubor Redness
Stasis Stoppage or stagnation of blood
Stenosis Constriction of a blood vessel
Syncope Fainting
Venule Small vein connecting the capillaries to the veins
tachycardia rapid heartbeat
palpitations awareness of heartbeat
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