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angiogram
Record (x-ray) of a blood vessel.
angioplasty
Surgical repair of a blood vessel.
aortic stenosis
Narrowing of the aorta.
arteriosclerosis
Hardening of arteries.
arterial anastomosis
Surgical connection between arteries.
arteriography
Process of recording (x-ray) arteries after injecting contrast material.
endarterectomy
Removal of the inner lining of the artery (when it is filled with plaque).
atheroma
Collection of fatty material in an artery.
atherosclerosis
Hardening of arteries with deposit of fatty substance.
atherectomy
Removal of a fatty mass in a vessel.
atrial
Pertaining to an upper chamber of the heart.
atrioventricular
Pertaining to an atrium and ventricle (upper and lower chambers of the heart).
brachial artery
Artery that branches from the aorta to bring blood to the arm.
cardiomegaly
Enlargement of the heart.
cardiomyopathy
Disease of heart muscle.
bradycardia
Condition of slow heartbeat.
tachycardia
Condition of fast heartbeat.
hypercholesterolemia
Condition of excessive cholesterol in the blood.
coronary arteries
Arteries branch from the aorta to bring oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle.
cyanosis
Abnormal condition of bluish discoloration due to poor oxygenation of blood.
myxoma
Benign tumor of the heart (myx/o = mucus). The tumor is embedded in soft mucoid
stromal tissue.
hypoxia
Condition of decreased oxygen in inspired air; as occurs in high altitudes.
pericardiocentesis
Surgical puncture of the membrane surrounding the heart (to remove fluid).
phlebotomy
Incision of a vein.
thrombophlebitis
Inflammation of a vein with clots.
sphygmomanometer
Instrument to measure blood pressure.
stethoscope
Instrument to examine the chest.
thrombolysis
Destruction of clots.
valvuloplasty
Surgical repair of a valve (within the heart).
mitral valvulitis
Inflammation of the mitral valve.
valvotomy
Incision of a valve.
vasoconstriction
Narrowing of vessels.
vasodilation
Widening of vessels.
vascular
Pertaining to blood vessels.
venous
Pertaining to veins.
venipuncture
Incision of a vein for phlebotomy or to start an intravenous infusion.
interventricular septum
The wall separating the ventricles of the heart (lower chambers).