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Glossary of cardiology

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ECG
perfomed with electrocardigraph, shows electrical action of heart
MI
myocardial infraction, heart attack
tachy
fast
diastole
period of relaxation of heart
aorta
branches into arteries that dist. blood.
atrium
recieving chambers
ventricle
pumping chambers
hem/o
blood
hypertension
elevated bloodpressure, persistently higher than 140/90
ishemia
decreased supply of oxygen to body part.
holter monitoring
portable device that makes prolonged electrocardiograph recordings.
brand-
slow
coron/o
crown, heart
angi/o
vessel
ventricul/o
ventricle
infarction
localized are of necrosis (death) in tissue, vessel or organ resulting from lack of oxygen due to interrupted blood flow.
echocardigraphy
process of recording heart sound, studies structure and motion of heart. Studies structural and functional changes of heart.
-sclerosis
hardening
systolic
contraction phase of heartbeat forcing blood into aorta and pulmanary arteries.
cholesterol tests
TC-Total Cholesterol
HDL-Good
LDL-Low density (fatty)
triglycerides- Measure of fat in blood
atri/o
atrium
stress test
patient put under physical stress, to test for any distress of heart.

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