Medical Terminology Cardiovascular

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Medical Terminology Cardiovascular
2012-03-28 14:47:43
Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology Cardiovascular
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  1. angi/vas
  2. hemangi
    blood vessel
  3. athero
    fatty plaque
  4. phleb/ven
  5. lipid
  6. aneurysm
    ballooning of artery wall cause by weakness of wall
  7. thrombosis
    presence of a blood clot
  8. embolism
    blood clot that is moving through the blood vessel
  9. angina
    cardiac pain which result from lack of oxygen to heart muscle
  10. tachycardia
    fast heart beat
  11. bradycardia
    slow heart beat
  12. endocarditis
    inflammation of inner heart
  13. hypotension
    low blood pressure
  14. hypertension
    high blood pressure
  15. arrhythmia
    irregular heart beat not normal heart beat
  16. atrial fibrillation
    abnormal heart beat that effects the atirum; a fast irregular beat 300~400 bpm
  17. myocardial infarction (MI)
    heart attack
  18. cogestive heart failure (CHF)
    fluid around the heart, could be result of not functing properly
  19. atherosclerosis
    accumulation of fatty deposit on the inner aterial wall (cholestorl)
  20. arteriosclerotic heart disease (ASHD)
    hardening of arteries
  21. mitral valve prolapse (MVP)
    backward flow of blood into the left atrium due to protusion of mitral valve into the atrium
  22. ischemia
    inadequate circulation of blood through a body part, which can cause death of that body part
  23. hypercholesterolemia
    too much cholesterol in the blood
  24. pacemaker
    man made pacemaker to keep a beat of heart
  25. embolectomy
    removal of a blood clot
  26. cardiac catheterization
    inserting a catheter into the heart to view inside of heart
  27. percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
    a balloon catheter use to open a passegway inside of blood vessel so blood can flow freely
  28. coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
    bypass a block area to improve blood flow
  29. echocardiography
    process of recording the heart sound
  30. ventriculography
    process of recording of the ventricular function