Cardiovascular System

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MyMichele25
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106656
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Cardiovascular System
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2011-10-05 15:25:34
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Pathology Terms for the Cardiovascular System
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  1. angina
    chest pain
  2. dyspnea
    breathing difficulties
  3. arrhythmias
    cardial irregularities
  4. syncope
    loss of consciousness
  5. atheroma
    • plaque-like substance composed of cholesterol, lipids, and cellular debris
    • builds up on arterial walls
  6. infarct
    localized tissue death
  7. aneurysm
    bulge in vessel wall due to plaque build up weakening the wall
  8. femoral arteries
    arteries of the legs
  9. hypercholesterolemia
    elevated cholesterol level
  10. endarterectomy
    method of removing occluding material and plaque from the innermost layer of an artery

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