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cardio conditions

cardiology conditions

arrhythmias abnormal heart rhythms
atrioventricular block / heart block impaired conduction of the heart's electrical impulses
flutter rapid but regular contractions of atria or ventricles
fibrillation uncoordinated, irregular contraction of the heart muscle
bradycardia abnormally slow heartbeat
tachycardia abnormally rapid heartbeat
congenital heart disease abnormalities in the heart present at birth
CoA / coarctation of the aorta narrowing of the aorta
PDA / patent ductus arteriosus the small duct between the aorta and pulmonary artery remains open (it usually closes at birth)
atrial septal defect a small hole between the atria
ventricular septal defect small holes in the ventricles
tetralogy of Fallot a congenital malformation of the heart that involves 4 distinct defects
CHF / congestive heart failure the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently
CAD / coronary artery disease disease of the arteries surrounding the heart
endocarditis bacterial inflammation of the inner lining of the heart
myocarditis inflammation of the heart muscle
pericarditis inflammation of the pericardium
MVP / mitral valve prolapse improper closure of the mitral valve
murmur extra sound between normal beats
stenosis thickening of valvular tissue causing narrow valve openings
rheumatic heart disease heart disease caused by rheumatic fever
aneurysm weakening of the walls of a vessel
PVD / peripheral vascular disease blockage of blood vessels outside of the heart
Raynaud's disease episodes of vasospasm in fingers and toes
varicose veins damaged valves that prevent backflow of blood in veins of the leg
Created by: mdbley