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Cardiovascular

Medical Terminology

QuestionAnswer
aneurysm/o aneurysm (widened blood vessel)
angi/o vessel (usually blood or lymph)
vascul/o vessel (usually blood or lymph)
aort/o aorta
arteri/o artery
arteriol/o arteriole
arti/o atrium
ather/o fatty plaque
cardi/o heart
coron/o heart
electr/o electricity
embol/o embolus (plug)
hemangi/o blood vessel
my/o muscle
phleb/o vein
ven/oo vein
scler/o hardening, sclera
sept/o septum
sphygm/o pulse
sten/o narrowing, stricture
thromb/o blood clot
valv/o valve
valvul/o valve
ventricul/o ventricle (of the heart or brain)
-cardia heart condition
coarctation narrowing of a vessel, especially the aorta
phlebitis inflammation of a deep vein
syncope loss of consciousness
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
ACE angiotensin-converting enzyme (inhibitor)
AICD automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
ARB angiotensin receptor blocker
AV atrioventricular, arteriovenous
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CC cardiac catheterization
CHF congestive heart failure
CK creative kinase (cardiac enzyme) conductive keratoplasty
CV cardiovascular
DVT deep vein thrombosis
EPS electrophysiology studies
HTN hypertension
LA left atrium
LV left ventricle
MI myocardial infarction
MPI myocardial perfusion imaging
MUGA scan multiple-gated acquisition scan
MVP mitral valve prolapse
PAD peripheral arter disease
PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
RA right atrium
RHD rheumatic heart disease
RV rsidual volume, right ventricle
SA, S-A sinoatrial
HF heart failure
Hg mercury
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