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AMT Chapter 9-Ana


Cardiovascular pertaining to the heart and blood vessels
Cardiology study of the heart
Cardiologist physician who specializes in the study of the heart
Endocardium inner lining of the heart
Myocardium muscular, middle layer of the heart
Pericardium outer sac surrounding the heart
Arteritis inflammation of an artery or arteries
Arteries are vessels that trasport blood from the right and left venticles of the heart to all body parts.
Arteriosclerosis a condition of hardening of the arteries
Cholesterol a waxy, fat-like substance in the bloodstream of all animals
lipoproteins are lipids and proteins molecules that are bound together
Pressure Squeezing pain in the center of the chest that lasts 2 minutes or longer
Chest Pain can be caused by angina, myocardial infarction,stress, and anxiety
Angina Pectoris is a severe pain and a sensation of constriction about the heart
Cardiodynia pain in the heart
myocardial infarction condition caused by a partial or complete occlusion of a coronary artery
Cardiomegaly enlargment of the heart
Hyperlipidemia excessive lipids in the blood
Hypertension High Blood pressure
Stehoscope instrument used to listen to the sounds of the heart, lungs and other internal organs
Korotkoff's sounds tapping souds heard during ausculation of blood pressure
Bradycardia slow heart beat
Tachycardia fast heart beat
hypotension low blood pressure
arrhthmia condition in which there is a lack of rythm of the heartbeat
Cardiomyopathy means a disease of the heart muscle
Harvest means to gather an organ and make it ready for transpantation
Congestive heart failure is the inablity of the heart to pump sufficient blood to meet the needs of the tissues of the body
Hemangioma A tumor of a blood vessel
Phlebotomy An incision into a vein
Phlebitis inflammation of a vein
angioplasty surgical repair of a blood vessel or vessels
Digitalis is a cardiotonic drug that increases the tonicity of the heart
vasopressors drugs that cause contraction of the muscles
Antiarrhythmic agents used to control cardiac arrhythmias
nitrates cause the relaxation of blood vessels and are used primarily for the treatment of angina pectoris
antihypertensive Agents are used in the treatment of hypertension
AV atrioventricular
CAD Coronary artery disease
CC Cardiac Catheterization
CHF Congestive Heat Failure
CMP Cardiomyopathy
Hg Mercury
LDL Low-density lipoprotein
mm Millimeter
tPA tissue plasminogen activator
VLDL Very-low density lipoprotein
SA sinoartial (node)
HDL high density lipoprotein
EKG electocardiogram
BP blood pressure
ASHD Arteriosclerotic heart disease
Antilipemic Agents are used to lower high blood levels of fatty substances
Thrombolytic Agents that act to dissolve existing thrombu when administered soon after its occurance
Electocardiogram a record of the electrical activity of the heart
Vasodilation widening of a blood vessel
Vasoconstriction narrowing of a blood vessel
angiospasm conraction or spasm of a blood vessel
laser angioplasty is the use of light beams to clear a path through a blocked artery
angiography the x-ray recording of a blood vessel
venipuncture puncturing a vein
vasotripsy crushing of a blood vessel to stop hemorrhaging
Heart Transplant is a surgical process of trasferring the heart from a donor to a patient
systolic blood pressure is referred to as the top reading
embolism condition in which a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel
thrombosis condition in which there is a blood clot within the vascular system
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