Ch.5 Def. Abr.2

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Ch.5 Def. Abr.2
2012-01-29 11:41:50
Med Term

Med Term
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  1. AED
    Automatic external defibrillator
  2. ASHD
    Arteriosclerotic heart disease
  3. CAD
    Coronary artery disease
  4. CC
    Cardiac catheterization
  5. CHF
    Congestive heart failure
  6. CVA
    Cerebrovascular accident
  7. ECG,
    • Electrocardiogram,
    • Electrocardiography
  8. MI
    Myocardial infarction
  9. HIV
    Human immunodeficiency virus
  10. HSV
    Herpes simplex virus
  11. Aneurysm
    Widening/ dilation of a wall of a blood vessel (usualy an artery)
  12. Angina pectoris
    Pain or pressure in the chest caused by ischemia
  13. Arrhythmia
    Irregularity or loss of rhythm of the heart beat
  14. Fibrillation
    Describes the part of the heart that is contracting abnormally
  15. Arteriosclerosis
    Thickening, hardening and loss of elasticity of arterial walls
  16. Atherosclerosis
    Accumulation of fatty substances withing the arterial walls, resulting in a blockage
  17. Deep vein thrombosis
    Formation of a blood clot int he deep vein of the body
  18. Embolus
    Mass of undisolved matter that travels through the bloodstream and becomes lodged in a blood vessel
  19. Hypertension
    Consistently high blood pressure
  20. Ischemia
    Decreased blood flow
  21. Murmur
    Abn. heart sound
  22. Stroke
    Interruption of the blood to the brain caused by the blockage of an artery that causes damage....also know as Cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
  23. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    Mini stroke
  24. Varicose veins
    Swollen superficial veins that are visible through the skin (usually in the legs)
  25. Lymphandenitis
    Inflammation of the lymph nodes
  26. Echocardiography
    Use of ultrasound to evaluate the heart
  27. Lymphangiography
    Radiographic examination of lymph glands and lymphatic vessels after an injection of a contrast medium
  28. Angioplasty
    Any endovascular procedure that reopens narrowed blood vessels and restores forward blood flow
  29. Endarterectomy
    Surgical removal within an artery
  30. Valvuloplasty
    Plastic or restorative surgery on a valve
  31. Lymphangiectomy
    Removal of a lymph vessel