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Angi/o
vessel
Aort/o
aorta
Arteri/o
Artery
Ather/o
Fatty substance
Atri/o
atrium
Cardi/o
heart
Coron/o
heart
Hemangi/o
blood vessel
My/o
muscle
Phleb/o
vein
Sphygm/o
pulse
Steth/o
chest
Thromb/o
clot
Valv/o
valve
Vascul/o
blood vessel
Vas/o
vessel, duct
Ven/o
vein
Manometer
instrument to measure pressure
-ole
smal
-oma
tumor/mass
-sclerosis
hardening
-tension
pressure
Angiogram
to record vessel
Angioplasty
surgical repair of a vessel
Angiostenosis
Narrowing of a vessel
Arteriorrhexis
ruptured artery
Atherectomy
surgical removal of fatty substance
Cardiomegaly
enlarged heart
Myocardial
pertaining to the heart muscle
Electrocardiogram
record of heart electricity
Interatrial
pertaining to between the atria
Phlebitis
inflamation of a vein
Valvoplasty
surgical repair of a valve
Venous
pertaining to a vein
Venogram
record of vein
Ventricular
pertaining to the ventricle
Arteries
large transport tubes extending from the heart
Arterioles
smaller tubes
Capillaries
very small tubules that exchange oxygen and nutrients
Three main layers of the heart
Endocardium, Myocardium, Epicardium
Endocardium
pertaining to within the heart
Epicardium
pertaining to the outside of the heart
Myocardium
pertaining to the heart muscle
Pericardium
connective tissue surrounding heart; anchored by ligaments to chest wall and diaphram
Superior Vena Cava
Artery that returns blood back to the heart from the upper half of the body
Inferior Vena Cava
Artery that returns blood back to the heart from the lower half of the body
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