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aneurism
localized dilation of the wall of a blood vessel introducing risk of rupture
arrhythmia
irregularity or loss of rhythm of the heartbeat; aka “dysrhythmia”
arteriosclerosis
thickening or hardening and loss of elasticity of artery walls
Atherosclerosis
form of thickening or hardening and loss of elasticity of artery walls caused by accumulation of fatty substances within the walls of arteries causing partial and eventually total occlusion
Bruit
soft blowing sound caused by turbulent blood flow
Coronary Artery Disease
abnormal conditions effecting heart arteries
Deep Vein Thrombosis
a blood clot in a deep vein of body
Embolus
mass of undissolved matter present in blood or lymphatic vessel
Fibrillation
irregular, random contraction of heartbeat
Heart failure
condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet body requirements
hypertension
consistently elevated blood pressure that is higher than normal, causing damage to blood vessels and heart
ischemia
decreased supply of oxygenated blood to a body part due to an interruption of blood flow
mitral valve prlaps
condition in which the flaps of the mitral valve prolapse into the left atrium resulting in complete closure and backflow of blood
murmur
abnormal sound caused by defects of values or chambers of heart.
myocardial infarction
necrosis of a portion of cardiac muscle caused by partial or complete occlusion of one or more coronary arteries
patent ductus arteriosus
failure of the ductus arteriosus to close after birth, resulting in abnormal opening between the pulmonary artery and the aorta
raynand phenomenon
numbness in toes and fingers due to intermittent constriction of arterioles of skin
rheumatic heart disease
streptococcal infection that causes damage to the heart valves and muscle
stroke
damage to the brain caused by interruption of blood supply due to blocked blood vessels or bleeding
transient ischemic attack
temporary interference with blood supply to brain not causing brain damage
varicose veins
swollen, distended veins caused by incompetent venous valves.
varicose veins
swollen, distended veins caused by incompetent venous valves.