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Cardiovascular

TermDefinition
ACE inhibitors blocks the remin-angiotensin pathway from the kidneys to decrease blood pressure
Angina Pectoris chest pain caused by lack of oxygen and nutrients in the heart tissue
Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) blocks the actions of angiotensin
Anoxia total lack of oxygen
Atherosclerosis fatty plaques in the arteries
Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) when the brain is deprived of oxygen and blood flow for several minutes
Congestive heart failure (CHF) muscles weaken and fail to push a normal amount of blood around the body
Contractility ability of the heart to contract
Cyanosis a bluish tint to the skin
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) the formation of a blood clot in a vein that is located deep inside the body
Dysrhythmias heart rhythm irregularities
Embolus a clot that breaks loose and travels
Hemostasis stops the bleeding
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) removes cholesterol from the blood and is associated with a reduced risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease
Hypotension (HTN) high blood pressure
Hyperlipemia fat deposited on or in the walls of blood vessels
Hypoxia significantly reduced oxygen
Ischemia an inadequate blood supply to an organ or part of the body,
Low-density lipoprotein the form of lipoprotein in which cholesterol is transported in the blood
Myocardial infarction (MI) cause damage when blood flow is impeded to the chest, brain, or lungs
Pulmonary circulation carries deoxygenated blood away from the right ventricle, to the lungs, and returns oxygenated blood to the left atrium and ventricle of the heart.
Shock the collapse of the cardiovascular system
Thrombus a clot in a vessel
Very low-density lipoprotein carry triglycerides, another type of fat, to your tissues
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