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22 Cards in this Set

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Inflammation of the pericardium- decreases in the amount of serous fluid
Angina pectoris
Myocardium is deprived of oxygen
Myocardial Infarction
heart attack- ischemic cells die
Lack of adequate blood supply to the heart
rapid shuddering of the heart muscle
rapid heart rate- over 100 beats per min
heart rate is slower than normal- less than 60 beats per min
Heart murmurs
abnormal or unusual heart sounds
CHF- congestive heart failure
pumping efficiency is depressed so circulation is inadequate to meet tissue needs
Pulmonary congestion
when the left side of the heart fails
Peripheral congestion
right side of heart fails. blood backs up into the systemic circulation
Heart block
ventricles beat at their own rate at a slower pace either all or some of the time
Varicose veins
pooling of blood in the feet & legs resulting in inefficient venous return
derived from vericose veins- inflammation of a vein that results when a clot forms in a vessel with poor circulation
Pulmonary embolism
clot detachment - life threatening
Orthostatic Hypotension
when elderly people get dizzy when standing too quickly from a sitting or reclining position
Circulatory shock
blood vessels are inadequately filled & blood cannot circulate properly
narrowing of the arteries-consists of lipid deposits on the artery walls. beginning stages of arteriosclerosis
hardening of the arteries
increased peripheral resistance- silent killer
Congenital heart defects
account for 1/2 infant deaths from maternal infection & ingested drugs during first 3 months of pregnancy
Coronary artery disease
insidious filling of the blood vessels with fatty , calcified deposits