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Angina
CP, characterized by tightness, radiating pain or discomfort resulting from a lack of blood flow to the heart muscle
Diastole
Widening of the chambers of the heart btw 2 contractions when the chamber fill with blood again (relax)
Varicosities
condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous. (varicose veins)
Systole
contraction of the chambers of the heart (esp the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery (Contract)
Bruit
term for unusual sound that blood makes when it rushes past an obstruction (called turbulent flow) in an artery
Thrill
an abnormal, fine tremor or vibration in the respiratory or circulatory system
Syncope
Faint. Spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to brain
Murmur
extra abnormal heart sound usually detected while listening to the heart beat with a stethoscope
Intermittent claudication
Lamness due to pain in leg muscles bc the blood supply is inadequate; during exercise...subsides with rest
Thrombophlebitis
inflammation of a vein caused by or associated with formation of a blood clot
Palpitation
Trembling/shaking; irregular, rapid beating or pulsation of the heart
JVD
jugular venous distension
PVD
peripheral vascular disease
PMI
point of maximal impulse