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Medical Terminology - Cardiovascular System

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angin
tightness with pain
pector
chest
angin/a pector/is
presence of pain in the chest
angio
vessel
-plasty
surgical repair
angio/plasty
surgical repair of vessels
brady-
slow
card
heart
brady/card/ia
condition of slow heart
ton
strength
cardi/o/ton/ics
pertaining to heart strengthener
electro
electric current or activity
-gram
recording of
electro/cardio/gram
recording of electric activity
endo-
within, inner
endo/card/itis
inflammation within the heart
myo/cardi/al infarct
area of tissue death in the heart muscle
peri-
around
peri/card/itis
inflammation around the heart
sept
wall, partition
-um
presence of
sept/um
presence of partition
steth/o
chest
scope
instrument to examine
steth/o/scope
instrument used to examine the chest
tachy-
rapid, fast
tachy/cardia
rapid or fast heart rate
arterio
arteries
-sclerosis
hardening
arterio/sclerosis
hardening of the arteries
athero
fatty
athero/sclerosis
hardening of the arteries by fat
cerebr
main vein
vascular
blood vessels
cerebr/al vascular accident
accident pertaining to the blood vessels in the main brain
cyan
blue
-osis
process of becoming
cyan/osis
process of becoming blue
diastol
relaxation
-ic
pertaining to
diastol/ic pressure
pertaining to the relaxation phase of the heart cycle
embol/ism
condition of having a blood clot
hemi
half
-plegia
paralysis
hemi/plegia
condition of paralysis on one side or half
tens
condition of tension or pressure
hyper/tens/ion
condition of excessive blood pressure
hypo/tens/ion
condition of low blood pressure
phleb
vein
phleb/itis
inflammation of a vein
systol
contraction
systol/ic pressure
pertaining to the contraction phase of the heart cycle
SA Node
sinoatrial node - pacemaker of the heart
AV Node
atrioventricular node
AFIB
atrial fibrillation
VFIB
ventricular fibrillation
MI
myocardial infarction
CHF
congestive heart failure
EKG, ECG
electrocardiogram
HTN
Hypertension
PVD
Peripheral Vascular Disease
AED
automated external defibrillator
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease