MOD D WEEK 1 VOCAB

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MOD D WEEK 1 VOCAB
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  1. Tachycardia
    tachy-: rapid
    -cardia: heart condition

    Rapid heart beat, more than 100 bpm (beats per minute)
  2. Diaphoresis
    Profuse secretion of sweat
  3. Cardiomegaly
    cardi/o: heart
    -megaly: enlargement
    Enlargement of the heart
  4. Palpitation(s)
    Pounding, skipping, or racing of the heart such that the patient is aware of his/her heartbeat
  5. Systole
    The contractive phase of the heartbeat
  6. Bruit
    Abnormal sound heard when ausculating an artery. Usually blowing or swishing sound, higher piched then a murmur.
  7. Cyanosis
    cyan/o: blue
    -osis: abnormal condition

    Lack of oxygen in blood, seen as a bluish or grayish discoloration of skin, nail beds, and/or lips.
  8. CAD- Coronary Artery Disease
    coron/o-: heart

    -ary: pertaining to


    Accummalation and hardening of plague in the coronary arteries that eventually can deprive the heart muscle of oxygen, leading to angina.
  9. Aneurysm
    Localized dilation of an artey caused by a congenital or acquired causes may be arteriosclerosis, trauma, infection, and/or inflammation.
  10. Arteriosclerosis
    arteri/o: artery
    -sclerosis: abnormal condition of hardening

    Disease in which the arterial walls become thickened and lose thier elasticity, without the presence of atheromas.
  11. MI - Myocardial Infarcation
    myocardi/o: heart muscle
    -al: pertaining to

    Cardiac tissue death that occurs when the coronary arteries are occluded (blocked) by an atheroma, a mass of fat or lipids on the wall of an artery, or blood clot caused by am atheroma, and are thus unable to carry enough oxygenated blood to the heart muscle. Depending on the area affected, the patient may die if enough of the heart muscle is destroyed.
  12. Angioplasty
    angi/o: vessel
    -plasty: surgical repair

    Surgical repair of a vessel
  13. Cardiomyopathy
    cardiomy/o-: heart muscle
    -pathy: disease


    Progressive disorder of the ventricles of the heart
  14. Electrocardiography (ECG)
    electr/o-: electricity
    cardi/o-: heart
    -graphy: process of recording

    Process of graphing the electrical activity of the heart muscle.
  15. Thrombophlebitits
    Inflammation of eitgher deep veins (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT) or superficial veins, with the formation of one or more blood clots.
  16. Cardiac Catherization
    cardi/o-: heart
    -ac: pertaining to


    Threading of a catheter (thin tube) into the heart to collect diagnostic information about sturcutures in the heart, coronary arteries, and great vessels; also used to aid in treatment of CAD, congenital abnormalities, and heart failure.
  17. Valvul/o
    Valve
  18. Arteri/o
    Artery
  19. Ventricul/o
    ventricle
  20. Sept/o
    Septum
  21. Cardi/o
    heart
  22. Vessel
    • Vascul/o
    • Angi/o
    • Vas/o
  23. Clotting, Clot
    Thromb/o
  24. Vein
    • Ven/o
    • Phelb/o
  25. Arti/o
    Artrium

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