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Flashcards in Mayish Deck (48):
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angio

blood

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arota

aorta

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arterio

artery

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athero

plaque

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slowbrady

slow

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cardio

heart

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crasia

mixture

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emia

blood

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erythr

red

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hem

blood

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luek

white

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phleb

vein

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tachy

fast, rapid

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thromb

clot

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ven

vein

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ACE inhibitor

Medications administered to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure

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anemia

A disorder characterized by lower than normal levels of red blood cells in the blood

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aneurysm

Localized weak spot or balloon-like enlargement of the wall of an artery

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angioplasty

mechanically widening a narrowed or obstructed blood vessel

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anticoagulant

medication that slows coagulation and prevents new clots from forming

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aplastic anemia

a condition marked by the absence of all formed blood elements

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arrhythmia

loss of the normal rhythm of the heartbeat

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atherectomy

surgical removal of plaque build up from the interior of an artery

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atheroma

deposit of plaque on or within the arterial wall

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atherosclerosis

hardening and narrow of the arteries due to the buildup of cholesterol plaque

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atrial fibrillation

Rapid irregular twitching of the muscular wall of the atria

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automated external defiscrasialrillator

electronic equipment that externally shocks the heart to restore a normal cardiac rhythm

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beta-blcoker

medications administered to reduce the workload of the heart by slowing the heartbeat

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blood dyscrasia

A diseased state of the blood, usually one in which the blood contains permanent abnormal cellular elements.

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bradycardia

an abnormally slow resting heart rate

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cardiac arrest

heart stops beating or develops an arrhythmia prevents it from pumping blood

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cardiac catheterization

diagnose catheter is passed into a vein or artery and guided into the heart

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cardiomyopathy

all diseases of the heart

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carotid endarterectomy

Removal of lining of a portion of a clogged carotid artery

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cholesterol

fatty substance that travels through the blood and is found in all of body

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chronic venous insufficiency

A condition in which venous circulation is inadequate due to partial vein blockage or leakage of venous valves

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coronary thrombosis

Damage to the heart muscle caused by a thrombus blocking a coronary artery

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defibrillation

Electrical shock to restore the hearts normal rhythm

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diuretic

medication administered to increase urine secretion to rid the body of excess salt and water

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electrocardiogram

record of the electrical activity of the myocardium

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embolism

blockage of blood vessel by embulus

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embolus

foreign object, quantity of air or gas, bit of tissue or tumor in circulation

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endocarditis

Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart

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erythocytes

red blood cell

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hemoglobin

protein molecule that carries oxygen from lungs to the body tissues

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hemolytic anemia

inadequate number of circulating red blood cells due to their premature destruction of the spleen

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hemostasis

stop or control bleeding

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Agina

episodes of severe chest pain due to an inadequate blood flow to the myocardium