Cardiovascular System

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Aneurysm/o

widening of the blood cells

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Angi/o

Vessel

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Aort/o

Aorta

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Arter/o arteri/o

Artery

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Ather/o

Yellowish plaque, fatty substance (Greek athere = porridge)

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Atri/o

Atrium upper heart chamber

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Axill/o

armpit

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Brachi/o

Arm

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Cardi/o

Heart

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Cholesterol/o

Cholesterol (a lipid substance)

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Coron/o.

Heart

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Cyan/o

Blue

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isch/o

ischum

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my/o

muscle

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Myx/o

Mucus

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Ox/o

Oxygen

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Pericardi/o

Pericardium

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Phleb/o

Vein

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Rrhythm/o

Rhythm

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Sphygm/o

Pulse

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Steth/o

listen to Chest

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Thromb/o

Clot

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Valvul/o valv/o

Valve

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Vas/o / Vascul/o

Vessel

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Ven/o ven/I

Vein

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Ventricul/o

Ventricle lower heart chamber

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-constriction

narrowing

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-dilation

widening

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-emia

blood condition

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-graphy

to produce a picture or record

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-lysis

breakdown

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-megaly

enlargement

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-oma

tumor

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-osis

disease

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-plasty

to surgically repair

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-sclerosis

hardening

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-tomy

cutting

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a- an-

no

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brady-

slow

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de-

down

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dys-

bad

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endo-

in

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hyper-

increase

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hypo-

decrease

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inter-

between

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peri-

surrounding

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tacky

fast

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tetra

four

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tri-

three

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LDL

low-density lipoprotein

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Aorta

Largest artery in the body

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BP

blood pressure

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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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ECG/EKG

Electrocardiography

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ECHO

echocardiography

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HDL

High-Density Lipoprotein

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HTN

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

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LDL

low-density lipoprotein (Bad Cholesterol)

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MI

Myocardial Infarction

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PVC

Premature Ventricular Contraction

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SA

Sinoatrial Node

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SOB

Shortness of Breath

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UA

Unstable Angina

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Aorta

Larges artery in the body

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Arteriole

Small artery

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Artery

Largest type of blood vessel; carries blood away from the heart to all parts of the body

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Atrioventricular bundle (bundle of His)

specialized muscle fibers connecting the atria with the ventricles and transmitting electrical impulses between them

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Atrioventricular node (AV node)

specialized tissue in the wall between the atria. Electrical impulses pass from the pacemaker (SA node) through the AV node and the atrioventricular bundle toward the ventricles

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Atrium (p: atria)

One of two upper chambers of the heart

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Coronary arteries

Blood vessels that branch from the aorta and carry oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle

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Deoxygenated blood

Blood that is oxygen-poor

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Diastole

Relaxation phase of the heartbeat (Greek diastole = dilation)

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Electrocardiogram

Record of the electricity flowing through the heart. The electricity is represented by waves or deflections called P, QRS, or T

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Mitral valve

Valve between the left atrium and the left ventricle; bicuspid valve

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Murmur

Abnormal swishing sound caused by improper closure of the heart valves

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Myocardium

Muscular middle layer of the heart