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Cardio Vocab Test

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Aorta Largest artery
Inferior Vena Cava carries oxygen-poor blood to the right atrium from the lower half of the body
Left Atrium the left upper chamber of the heart
Mitral valve the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle
Left Ventricle left lower chamber of the heart
Pulmonary Vein carries oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart
Pulmonary Valve flaps between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery
Pulmonary Artery carries oxygen-poor blood from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs
Right Atrium the right upper chamber of the heart
Pericardium loose fitting double layer sac
Endocardium inner most layer of the heart
Myocardium middle layer of the heart
Epicardium outermost layer of the heart
Arteries carries blood away from the heart
Veins carries blood toward the heart
Arterioles smallest branch of an artery
Capillaries exchange nutrients and waste between blood and tissue fluid
Pulmonary Circulation carries blood from the right ventricle to the lungs and to the left atrium
Systemic Circulation carries blood to the rest of the body and then back to the heart
Coronary Artery Disease caused by plaque build up and decreased blood and oxygen to the heart
Myocardial Infarction heart attack
Bacterial Endocarditis infection of the valves and endocardium
Rheumatic Heart Disease damage to the heart muscle and heart valves caused by strep
Arrhythmia any deviation from the normal pattern of the heartbeat
Heart (AV) Blocks interference with the normal conduction of electric impulses that control activity of the heart muscle
Created by: tsloan81