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Tendons that anchor the cusps of the heart valves to the papillary muscles of the myocardium, preventing valvular prolapse.
Recurring cramping in the calves caused by poor circulation of the blood to the muscles of the lower legs.
An inherited condition characterized by elongation of the bones, joint hyper mobility, abnormalities of the eyes, and development of aortic aneurysm.
Autoimmune disorder that affect the blood vessel and connective tissue, causing fibrous degeneration of the major organs.
atrioventricular (AV) node
Part of the cardiac conduction system located between the atria and the ventricle.
bundle of His
Specialized muscle fibers that conduct electrical impulses from AV node to ventricular myocardium
machine used to deliver an electroshock to the heart through electrodes placed on the chest wall.
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