chest pain due to ischemia, triggered by
exertion/stress; relieved at rest.
a heart attack, damage to the heart due to an interruption of regional coronary circulation.
connect smallest arteries to veins.
the pressure of the blood in the circulatory
system, often measured for diagnosis since it is closely related to the force
and rate of the heartbeat and the diameter and elasticity of the arterial
vein that can expand easily, accommodate for
change in pressure of veins.
a condition characterized by an excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body.
reduction of effective circulating blood, blood
pressure and cardiac output.
an excessive localized
enlargement of an artery caused by a weakening of the artery wall.
vascular resistance to
the flow of blood in peripheral arterial vessels that is typically a function
of the internal vessel diameter, vessel length, and blood viscosity.
affected by a condition
causing the swelling and tortuous lengthening of veins, most often in the legs.
a swollen vein or group
of veins in the region of the anus.