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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