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cardio/peri vas wrds

cardiovascular/peripheral vascular medical terminology

abdominal aortic anerurysmectomy w/grafts removal of an abdominal aortic aneurysm and the insertion of a synthetic prosthesis to restore continuity
aorta-illiac bypass implantation of a synthetic bifurcated graft from the aorta to the illiac arteries to bypass sections occluded by atherosclerotic plaque
arrhythmia irregularity/loss of rhythm of the heartbeat
arterial embolectomy removal of a blood clot from an artery using an embolectomy catheter in order to restore circulation to the part supplied by the artery
bifurcation a seperation into 2 branches; the point of forking
cannula tube/sheath allowing the escape of fluid
cardiopulmonary pertaining to the heart and lungs
carotid endardectomy removal of arteriosclerotic plaque from an obstructed carotid artery in order to restore circulation
cyanosis slightly blue-gray discoloration of the skin due to reduced amts of hemoglobin in the blood
defibrillation stopping fibrillation of the heart thru the use of drugs or by electrial or physical means
emblous mass of undissolved matter present in or traveling thru a blood vessel, usually a artery
endocardial w/in the heart or arising from the inner lining of the heart
extracorporeal outside of the body
femoral-popliteal bypass implantation of an artificial/autogenous graft into the femoral and popliteal arteries for treatment of arteriosclerotic disease of the femoral artery
fibrillation rapid,tremulous,ineffectual contractions of the heart
myocardial pertaining to the heart muscle
occlusion abnormal closure of a passageway
palliative serving to relieve/alleviate, w/out curing
plaque patch of atherosclerosis consisting of cholesterol, lipids and cellular debris which forms in the inner layers of the walls of the arteries
premature ventricular contraction (PVC) cardiac arrhythmia characterized by a ventricular beat preceding the expected electrical impulse; may be a precursor of ventricular tacycardia of fibrillation
septum wall dividing two cavities, such as the chambers of the heart
stenosis constriction/narrowing of a passageway
thrombosis blood clot that obstructs a blood vessel or a cavity of the heart
tunica intima inner lining of a blood vessel
vasoconstriction narrowing of the caliber of blood vessels
Created by: clmcnees