Chp 6 med terms

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CVT

cardiovascular technologist

ECG

electrocardiogram

ED

emergency department

EKG

electrocardiogram

SOB

short(ness) of breath

STAT

immediately

cardiologist

A medical specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of the heart (cardiology)

cardiology

Medical specialty of diseases of the heart

cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

The attempt to restore cardiac and pulmonary function

cardiovascular

Pertaining to the heart and blood vessels

diaphoresis (noun)

Sweat, perspiration, or sweaty

diaphoretic

Pertaining to sweat or perspiration

electrocardiogram

Record of the electrical signals of the heart

electrocardiograph

Machine that makes the electrocardiogram

electrocardiography

The method of recording and the interpretation of electrocardiograms

electrode

A device for conducting electricity

mediastinum

Area between the lungs containing the heart, aorta, venae cavae, esophagus, and trachea

phlebotomist

Person skilled in taking blood from veins

phlebotomy

Taking blood from a vein

sternum

Long, flat bone forming the center of the anterior wall of the chest

thoracic cavity

Space within the chest containing the lungs, heart, esophagus, trachea, aorta, venae cavae, and pulmonary vessels

Pump blood

As your heart contracts, it generates pressure that moves your blood through your blood vessels

Route blood

Your heart essentially has two pumps: one on the right side that sends blood through the pulmonary circulation of your lungs and back to the second pump on your left side, which sends blood through the systemic circulation of your body. Your heart valves make this one-way flow of blood possible.

Regulate blood supply

The changing metabolic needs of your tissues and organs—for example, when you exercise—are met by changes in the rate and force of your heart's contractions.

Endocardium

Connective tissue lining the inside of your heart.

Myocardium

Cardiac muscle cells that contract to enable your heart to pump blood.

Epicardium

An outer single layer of cells overlying a thin layer of connective tissue.

pericardium

a double-layered connective tissue sac that surrounds and protects your heart.

MI

infarction

aorta

Main trunk of the systemic arterial system

aortic

Pertaining to the aorta

coronary circulation

Blood vessels supplying the heart muscle

epicardium

The outer layer of the heart wall

epicardial

Pertaining to the epicardium

infarct

Area of cell death resulting from an infarction

infarction

Sudden blockage of an artery

ischemia

Lack of blood supply to a tissue

ischemic

Pertaining to or affected by the lack of blood supply to a tissue

myocardium

All the heart muscle

myocardial

Pertaining to heart muscle

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