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angiography
making a record of a vessel
angiorrhaphy
suturing a vessel
angiospasm
involuntary muscle contraction of a vessel
angiostenosis
narrowing of a vessel
aortogram
record of the aorta
aortic
pertaining to the aorta
arterial
pertaining to the artery
arteriole
small artery
arteriorrhexis
ruptured artery
arteriosclerosis
hardening of an artery
atherectomy
excision of fatty substance
atherosclerosis
hardening with fatty substance
atrial
pertaining to the atrium
interatrial
pertaining to between the atria
cardiac
pertaining to the heart
bradycardia
state of slow heart
cardiodynia
heart pain
electrocardiogram
record of heart electricity
cardiomegaly
enlarged heart
myocardial
pertaining to heart muscle
cardiomyopathy
heart muscle disease
cardiologist
specialist in the cardiovascular system
cardiorrhaphy
suture the heart
tachycardia
state of fast heart
coronary
pertaining to the heart
phlebitis
inflammation of a vein
phlebotomy
incision in a vein
phleborrhaphy
suture a vein
valvulitis
inflammation of a valve
valvular
pertaining to a valve
venous
pertaining to a vein
venule
small vein
venotomy
incision into a vein
ventricular
pertaining to a ventricle
interventricular
pertaining to between the ventricles
auscultation
process of listening to the sounds within the body by using a stethoscope
bruit
term used interchangeable with the word murmur. A gentle, blowing sound that is heard during auscultation.
cardiology
the branch of medicine relating to the cardiovascular.
cyanosis
slightly bluish color of the skin due to a deficiency of oxygen and an excess of carbon dioxide in the blood. It is caused by a variety of disorders, ranging from chronic lung disease to congenital and chronic heart problems.
infarct
area of tissue within an organ or part that undergoes necrosis(death) following the loss of blood supply.
ischemia
localized and temporary deficiency of blood supply dues to an obstruction to circulation.
lumen
the space, cavity, or channel within a tube or tubular organ or structure in the body.
murmur
An abnormal heart sound such as a soft blowing sound or harsh click. It may be soft and heard only with a stethoscope, or so loud it can be heard several feet away. Also referred to as a bruit.
palpitations
Pounding, racing heartbeat.
pulse
Expansion and contraction of a blood vessel wall produced by blood as it moves through an artery. The pulse can be taken at several pulse points throughout the body where an artery is close to the surface.
sphygmomanometer
Instrument for measuring blood pressure. Also referred to as a blood pressure cuff.
stent
A stainless steel tube placed within a blood vessel or duct to widen the lumen.
stethoscope
Instrument for listening to body sounds (auscultation), such as the chest, heart, or intestines.
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
BP
blood pressure
bpm
beats per minute
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
cath
catheterization
CC
cardiac catheterization, chief complaint
CCU
coronary care unit
CHF
congestive heart failure
CP
chest pain
CPK
creatine phosphokinase
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CV
cardiovascular
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
ECG, EKG
electrocardiogram
echo
echocardiogram
HDL
high-density lipoproteins
HTN
hypertension
ICU
intensive care unit
IV
intravenous
LDL
low-density-lipoproteins
MI
myocardial infarction
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
P
pulse
S1
first heart sound
S2
second heart sound