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Angiocardiography

imaging of the heart and associated structures

angiocarditis

inflammation of the heart and blood vessels

angioplasty

surgical repair of a vessel

arrythmia

irregular heart beat

arteriosclerosis

hardening of arteries

atherosclerosis

condition in which fatty deposits build up on the inner walls of the arteries

atrioventricular

Pertaining to the atrium and the ventricle

bicuspid

having two cusps or points

bardycardia

slow heart rate

cardiac

pertaining to the heart

caridiocentesis

surgical puncture into the heart

cardiologist

heart specialist

cardiology

study of the heart

cardiomegaly

Enlargement of the heart

cardiopulmonary

Pertaining to the heart and lungs

cardiovascular

pertaining to the heart

cyanosis

A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes

electrocardiograph

instrument used to record the electrical activity of the heart

endocarditis

inflammation of the lining of the heart

endocardium

inner lining of the heart

hypertension

high blood pressure

hypotension

low blood pressure

ischmeia

reduced blood supply

myocardial

Heart muscle, especially referring to the ventricles

myocarditis

inflammation of the myocardium (the muscular tissue of the heart)

pericarditis

inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart

phlebotomy

incision of a vein

sinoatrial

Mass of tissue in the heart where the heartbeat orginates

sphygmomanometer

instrument to measure blood pressure

stethescope

insrument used to listen to the heart beat is call

tachycardia

Fast heart rate

thrombosis

Having an abnormal blood clot

tricuspid

having three points

vasospasm

spasm of a blood vessel

ventricular

pertaining to one of the chambers of the heart

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