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arteriosclerosis
thickening, loss of elasticity, and calcification of arterial walls
atherosclerosis
buildup of fatty substances within walls of arteries
atheromatous plaque
swollen area within the lining of artery caused by buildup of fat
thrombus
stationary blood clot
embolus
clot carried in bloodstream that obstructs when it lodges
stenosis
condition of narrowing of a part
constriction
compression of a part
occlusion
plugging; obstruction or closing off
ischemia
to hold back blood; decreased blood flow to tissue caused by constriction or occlusion of blood vessel
perfusion deficit
lack of flow through blood vessle caused by narrowing, occulsion, etc
infarct
to stuff; localized area of necrosis caused by ischemia as a result of occlusion of blood vessel
angina pectoris
chest pain cuased by a temporary loss of oxygenated blood to heart muscle often caused by narrowing of coronary arteries
aneurysm
widening; bulging of wall of heart, the aorta, or artery caused by congenital defect or acquired weakness
saccular
sac-like bulge on one side
fusiform
spindle-shaped bulge
dissecting
split or tear of vessel wall
claudication
to limp; pain in a limb while walking that subsides after rest; caused by inadequate blood supply
diaphoresis
profuse sweating
heart murmur
abnormal sound from heart produced by defects in chambers of valves
palpitation
subjective experience of pounding, skipping, or racing heartbeats
vegetation
to grow; abnormal growth of tissue around a valve, generally a result of infection such as bacterial endocarditis