Chabner Chapter 11 Vocabulary

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Pulmonary Artery

a blood vessel that carries oxygen-poor blood from heart to lungs


chest pain relieved with nitroglycerin

Cardiac Arrhythmia



small, pinpoint hemorrhages


contraction phase of the heartbeat

Mitral Valve

located between the left upper and lower chambers of the heart


sac like membrane surrounding the heart

Sinoatrial Node

sensitive tissue in the right atrium wall that begins the heartbeat

Coronary Arteries

blood vessels branching from the aorta to carry oxygen rich blood to the heart muscle


disease of the heart muscle


inflammation of the vein


instrument to measure blood pressure


a local widening of an artery


bluish coloration of the skin


can lead to myocardial infraction, blood is held back from an area, can be caused by thrombotic occlusion of a blood vessel and may be a result of coronary artery disease


high frequency sound waves are transmitted into the chest


incision of a vein


removal of plaque from an artery

Holter Monitor

an EKG taken during daily activity (electrocardiogram)

Mitral Valve Prolapse

click-murmur syndrome

Tetralogy of Fallot

four separate congenital heart defects

Paten means



the cause of essential hypertension


drug used to strengthen the heartbeat

Serum Enzymes

CK-creatine kinase, LD-lactate dehydrogenase, and AST-aspartate aminotransferase (SGOT)-serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase

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