Cardiovascular

Cv

cardiovascular

endocardium

Inner layer, lines the heart chamber

Myocardium

middle muscular layer of the heart

Epi

upper, above

Arteries

carries oxygenated blood away from the heart

Aorta

largest artery

Veins

Carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart

vana cava (superior & inferior)

Largest vein

heart chambers

2 atria (upper) and 2 ventricles (lower)

HTN

hypertension

Bradycardia

abnormally slow heartbeat

Trachycardia

rapid heart rate

P

pulse

EKG/ECG

electrocardiogram

thrombosis

blood clot

Embolism

moving blood clot

angia pectoris

chest pain

myocardial infarction (MI)

heart attack

arrhythmia

irregular heart rhythm

Angeurysm

Weak spot or bulge in an artery wall

artero/o

Artery

Ven/o

vein

Cardi/o

heart

sphygm/o

pulse

My/o

muscle

Thromb/o

clotting of blood

IV

intravenous

CHF

congestive heart failure

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

DVT

deep vein thrombosis

ICU

intensive care unit

ASD

atrial septal defect

ASHD

arteriosclerotic heart disease

CATH

catheterization

CC

chief complaint, clean catch urine