Cardiovascular System

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  1. aneurysm
    localized dilation of an artery
  2. angina
    chest pain
  3. arrhythmia
    any deviation from the normal pattern of the heartbeat
  4. arteriosclerosis
    hardening of arterial walls
  5. atherosclerosis
    type of arteriosclerosis characterized by deposits of cholesterol in the walls of arteries
  6. bradycardia
    slow heart rate
  7. claudication
    weakness of the legs accompanied by calf pain due to poor circulation
  8. cyanosis
    bluish skin discoloration caused by an excess of deoxygenated hemoglobin
  9. diastole
    time between contractions of the atria or ventricles when blood enters
  10. embolism
    sudden obstruction of an artery by a clot or other foreign substance
  11. hyperlipidemia
    excess of lipids in the plasma
  12. hypertension
    elevated blood pressure
  13. infarction
    obstruction of circulation followed by ischemic necrosis
  14. ischemia
    deficiency of blood supply to a part
  15. murmur
    low-pitched blowing or humming sound caused by turbulent blood flow
  16. myocardial infarction
    heart attack
  17. necrosis
    death of area of tissue or bone
  18. palpitation
    pulsations of the heart that are perceptible to the client
  19. systole
    contraction of the heart
  20. tachycardia
    rapid heart rate
  21. thrombophlebitis
    inflammation of a vein
  22. varicose
    dilated or bulging veins
  23. ventricular fibrillation
    cardiac arrhythmia maked by rapid, disorganized depolarizations of the ventricles
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Cardiovascular System
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