Cardiovascular System

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angi/o

vas/o

vessel

angioedema = swelling of a vessel

vasorrhaphy = suturing of a vessel

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aort/ o

aorta

aortostenosis = narrowing or stricture of the aorta

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arteri/ o

artery

aereriosclerosis = abnormal condition of hardening of an artery

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ather/ o

thick, fatty

atrioventricular = pertaing to the atria and the ventricles

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atri/o

atria

atrioventricular = pertaining to the atria and the ventricles

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cardi/ o

coron/ o

heart

trachycardia = condition of a rapid heart

coronary = pertaining to the heart

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electro/ o

electricity

electrocardiogram = record of electricity of the heart

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hem/ o

hemat/ o

blood

hemolytic = pertaining to the destruction of blood

hematemesis = vomiting of blood

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phleb/ o

ven/ o

vein

phleborrhexis = rupure of a vein

venostasis = stopping of a vein

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thromb/ o

thrombus (clot)

thrombophlebitis = inflammation of a vein with the presence of a clot

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valv/ o

valvul/ o

valve

valvotomy = cutting into or incision of a valve

valvuloplasty = surgical repair of a valve

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vascul/ o

blood vessel

vasculogenesis = creation of a blood vessel

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ventricul/ o

ventricle

ventriculostomy = mouthlike opening into a ventricle

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AF, A-fib

atrial fibrillation

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ASHD

arteriosclerotic heart diease

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AV, A-V

atrioventricular

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BP

blood pressure

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bpm

beats per minute

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CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

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CAD

coronary artery disease

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CCU

coronary care unit

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CHF

congestive heart failure

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CP

chest pain

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CV

cardiovascular

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DVT

deep vein thrombosis

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ECG, EKG

electrocardiogram

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ECHO

echocardiogram

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HF

heart failure

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HTN

hypertension (high blood pressure)

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ICU

intensive care unit

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INR

international normalized ratio

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LA

left atrium

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LV

left ventricle

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MI

myocardial infarction

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MR

mitral regurgitation

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MS

mitral stenosis

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MVP

mitral valve prolapse

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P

pulse

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PAC

premature atrial contaction

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PT

prothrombin time

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PTCA

percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasy

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PTT

partial thromboplastin time

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PVC

premature ventricular contraction

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RA

right atrium

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RBC

red blood count

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ROM

range of motion

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RV

right ventricle

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V-fib

ventricular fibrillation

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VT, V-tach

ventricular tachycardia

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VTE

venous thromboembolism

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bid, b.i.d.

two times a day

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tid, t.i.d.

three times a day

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qid, q.i.d.

four times a day

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qh

every hour

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q2h

every 2 hours

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qhs

each evening (hour of sleep)

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qam

each morning