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Glossary of Cardiology Terminology

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anti
against
arrhythmic
rythmos; rhythym
anginal
angina
arteri
arteries
sclerosis
hardening
brady
slow
cardia
heart
my
muscle
pathy
disease
hyper
high
tension
pressure
hypo
low
pleb
vein
itis
inflames
systolic
blood pressure when heart is contracted
diastolic
blood pressure when heart is relaxed
tachy
fast
antiarrhythmic
drug used to treat an abnormal cardiac rhythm (Greek; anti-against, rhymos-rhythym)
antianginal
dialates coronary arteries to oxygenate the myocardium, therby relieving symptoms of agina pectoris
arteriosclerosis
hardening of the arteries
bradycardia
slow heart condition
cardiomyopathy
disease of the heart muscle
hypertension
high blood pressure
hypotension
low blood pressure
plebitis
inflamed vein
tachycadia
fast heart condition

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