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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