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ANGINA PECTORIS
CHEST PAIN, USUALLY CAUSED BY A LOWERED OXYGEN OF BLOOD SUPPLY TO THE HEART
ARRHYTHMIA
a+rhythm
IRREGULARITY IN THE RHYTHM OF THE HEARTBEAT
ARTERIOSCLEROSIS
arterio+sclerosis
HARDENING OF THE ARTERIES
ARTERITIS
arterio+ittis
INFLAMATION OF AN ARTERY OR ARTERIES
ASYSTOLE
CARDIAC ARREST
ATHEROMA
A FATTY DEPOSIT(PLAQUE) IN THE WALL OF AN ARTERY
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
AN IRREGULAR, USUALLY RAPIS, HEARTBEAT CAUSED BY OVERTIMULATION OF THE AV NODE
ATRIOVENTRICULAR BLOCK

atrio+ventricle
HEART BLOCK; PARTIAL OR COMPLETE BLOCKAGE OF THE ELECTICLAL IMPUSES FROM THE ATRIOVENTRICULAR NODE TO THE VENTRICLES
BRADYCARDIA
HEART RATE OF FEWER THAN 60 BEATS PER MINUTE
BRUIT
SOUND OR MURMUR
CARDIAC ARREST
SUDDEN STOPPING OF THE HEART; ALSO CALLED ASYSTOLE
CARDIAC TAMPONADE
COMPRESSION OF THE HEART CAUSED BY FLUID ACCUMULATION INT HE PERICARDIAL SAC
CARDIOMYOPATHY
cardio+myo+pathy
DISEASE OF THE HEART MUSCLE
CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE
HEART DISEASE(USUALLY A TYPE OF MALFORMATION)THAT EXISTS AT BIRTH
CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
INABILITY OF THE HEART TO PUMP ENOUGH BLOOD OUT DURING THE CARDIAC CYCLE; COLLECTION OF FLUID IN THE LUNGS RESULTS
CONSTRICTION
COMPRESSION OR NARROWING CAUSED BY CONTRACTIONAN, AS OF A VESSEL
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
(CAD)
CONDITION THAT REDUCES THE FLOW OF BLOOD AND NUTRIENTS THROUGHT THE ARTERIES OF THE HEART
CYANOSIS
BLUISH OR PURPLISH COLORATION, AS OF THE SKIN, CASED BY INADEQUATE OXYGENATION OF THE BLOOD
THROMBUS
CLOT
DYSRHYTHMIA
ABNORMAL HEART RHYTHM
EMBOLUS
MASS OF FORIEGN MATERIAL BLOCKING A VESSEL
ENDOCARDITIS
endo(within)+card(heart)+itis(inflamation
INFLAMATION OF THE ENDOCARDIUM
ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE WITHOUT ANY KNOWN CAUSE
FIBRILLATION
RANDOM, IRREGULAR HEART RHYTHM
FLUTTER
REGULAR BUT VERY RAPID HEARTBEAT
GALLOP
TRIPLE SOUND OF A HEARTBEAT, USUALLY INDICATIVE OF SERIOUS HEART DISEASE
HEMORRHOIDS
VARICOSE CONDITION OF VEINS INT HE ANAL REGION
HYPERTENSION
(HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE)
hyper+tension
CHRONIC CONDITION WITH BLOOD PRESSURE GREATER THAN 140/90
HYPERTENSIVE HEART DISEASE
HEART DISEASE CAUSED, OR WORSENED, BY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
HYPOTENSION
hypo+tension
CHRONIC CONDITION WITH BLOOD PRESSURE BELOW NORMAL
INFARCTION
SUDDEN DROP IN THE SUPPLY OF ARTERIAL OR VENOUS BLOOD, OFTEN DUE TO AN EMBOLUS OR THROMBUS
MURMUR
SOFT HEART HUMMING SOUND HEARD BETWEEN NORMAL BEATS
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (MI)
myocardi(um) +al
SUDDEN DROP IN THE SUPPLY OF BLOOD TO AND AREA OF THE HEART MUSCLE, USUALLY DUE TO A BNLOCKAGE IN A CORONARY ARTERY
NECROSIS
DEATH OF TISSUE OR AN ORGAN OR PART DUE TO IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE; USUALLY A RESULT OF OXYGEN DEPRIVATION
OCCLUSION
THE CLOSING OF A BLOOD VESSEL
PALPITATIONS
UNCOMFORTABLE PULSATIONS OF THE HEART FELT AS A THUMPING IN THE CHEST
PHLEBITIS
INFLAMMATION OF A VEIN
PLAQUE
BUILDUP OF SOLID MATERIAL, SUCH AS A FATTY DEPOSIT, ON THE LINING OF AN ARTERY
PULMONARY EDEMA
ABNORMAL ACCUMULATION OF FLUID IN THE LUNGS
RAYNAUD'S PHENOMENON
SPASM IN THE ARTERIES OF THE FINGERS CAUSING NUMBNESS OR PAIN
TACHYCARDIA
HEART RATE GREATER THAN 100 BEATS PER MINUTE
-OCCLUSION
thrombotic occlusion
NARROWING
narrowing caused gy a thrombus
THROMBUS
STATIONARY BLOOD CLOT IN THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, USUALLY FORMED FROM MATTER FOUND IN THE BLOOD
VARICOSE
DILATED ENLARGED, OR TWISTED VEIN, USUALLY ON THE LEG
VEGETATION
CLOT ON A HEART VALVE OR OPENIONG, USUALLY CAUSED BY INFECTION
ANGIOSCOPY
INSERTION OF A FIBEROPTIC CATEHETER INTO A BLOOD VESSEL; TO VIEW THE INTERIOR OF A BLOOD VESSEL
CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS
USE OF A HEART-LUNG BYPASS MACHINE DURING AN OPERATION
-ECTOMY
REMOVAL OF
VALVULOPLASTY
REPAIR OF A VALVE
PHLEBOTOMY
VENIPUCTURE
SMALL PUNCTURE OF A VEIN TO REMOVE BLOOD
ANASTOMOSIS
CONNECTING OF BLOOD VESSELS OR IMPLANTING OF DEVICES, SUCH AS PACEMAKERS
THE DA VINCI SYSTEM
A ROBOTIC DEVICE THAT USES A TINY CAMERA WITH MULTIPLE LENSES INSERTED INTO THE PATIENT'S CHEST PROVIDING A 3-D IMAGE OF THE HEART
DRUG-ELUTING STENT
STENT THAT CONTAINS MEDICATION
GRAFT
ANDY TISSUE OR ORGAN IMPLANTED TO REPLACE OR MEND DAMAGED AREAS