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Circulatory Voc/Abr.

Circulatory System Key Terms & Abbreviations

Aortic Valve flap or cusp located between the left ventricle of the heart and the aorta.
Arteries blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.
Blood fluid that circulates through the vessels in the body to carry substances to all body parts.
Capillaries tiny blood vessels that connect arterioles and venules and allows for exchange of nutrients and gases between the blood and the body cells.
Circulatory System also known as the cardiovascular system ; is often referred to as the "transportation" system of the body. It consists of the heart, blood, vessels, and blood. It transports oxygen and nutrients to the body cells.
Diastole period of relaxation of the heart.
Endocardium serous membrane lining of the heart.
Erythrocyte red blood cell (RBC).
Hemoglobin the iron-containing protein of the red blood cells; serves to carry oxygen from the lungs to the tissues.
Left Atrium receives oxygenated blood from the body cells.
Left Ventricle receives blood from the left atrium and pumps the blood into the aorta for transport to the body cells.
Leukocytes white blood cells (WBC).
Mitral Value flap or cusp between the left atrium and left ventricle in the heart.
Myocardium muscle layer of the heart.
Pericardium membrane sac that covers the outside of the heart.
Plasma liquid portion of the heart.
Pulmonary Valve flap or cusp between the right ventricle of the heart and the pulmonary artery.
Right Ventricle receives blood from the right atrium and pumps the blood to the lungs for oxygen.
Right Atrium receives blood as it returns from the body cells.
Septum membraneous wall that divides two cavities.
Systole period of work, or contraction, of the heart.
Thrombocytes also called platelets; blood cells required for clotting of the blood.
Tricuspid Valve flap or cusp between the right atrium and right ventricle in the heart.
Veins blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart.
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
AED automated external defibrillator
AF, Afib, at fib atrial fibrillation
AMI acute myocardial infarction
AS aortic stenosis, arteriosclerosis
ASCVD arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
AV, A-V atrioventricular, arteriovenous
AVB atrioventricular block
AVD aortic valve disease
AVR aortic valve replacement
AVS arteriovenous shunt
BBB bundle branch block
BCLS basic cardiac life support
BP blood pressure
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CEA carotid endarterectomy
CHB complete heart block
CHD congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease
CHF congestive heart failure
CO cardiac output
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CV cardiovascular
CVP central venous pressure
DNR do not resuscitate
DVT deep vein thrombosis
ECC emergency cardiac care, extracorporal circulation
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
ECHO echocardiography
EF ejection fraction
EPS electrophysiologic study
HBP high blood pressure
HR heart rate
HTN hypertension
IABP intra-aortic balloon pump
ICD implantible cardiac defibrillator
IV intravenous, intraventricular
IVF intravenous fluid, intravascular fluid
LBBB left bundle branch block
LBP low blood pressure
MI myocardial infarction
MR mitral regurgitation
MS mitral stenosis
NSR normal sinus rhythm
P pulse
PAC premature atrial contraction
PAD peripheral arterial disease
PALS pediatric advanced life support
PDA paten ductus arteriosus
PPM permanent pacemaker
PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
PVC premature ventricular contraction
RBBB right bundle branch block
S1, S2 heart sound (first, second)
SBE subacute bacterial endocarditis
SSS sick sinus syndrome
SVT supraventricular tachycardia.
VF, Vfib, vent fib ventricular fibrillation
VT, vtach ventricular tachycardia
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