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Category: Cardiovascular System

Insight into the body system consisting of the heart and blood vessels,

Cardiovascular System Anatomy and Evaluation Medical Terminology

What is the Cardiovascular System? The terms cardiovascular system and cardiovascular anatomy are virtually one in the same. They both refer to the heart and blood vessels along with the structures that comprise them.    Some consider it to be synonymous with circulatory system but this is not entirely accurate.  The reason is the latter […]

Cardiovascular System Function, Signs and Symptoms Medical Terminology

Cardiovascular system function is vital to life and the proper functioning of the other systems of the body.  Understanding it requires some knowledge of the basic medical lingo pertaining to its normal function and the signs and symptoms of its dysfunction.  The health literacy that accompanies it, in turn, enhances communication in health care and […]

The ECG Test and What it reveals

  An ECG test (EKG or electrocardiogram) is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart from different vantage points and the displaying of it in a graphic form. It is a fairly inexpensive test but provides a lot of bang for the buck. It reveals valuable information about the heart when it is […]

Syncope Causes – Medical Terminology

Syncope Causes Syncope causes refer to the reasons people faint. They explain the physiologic processes resulting in fainting even though they don’t usually explain why the processes occur. Knowledge of the different causes is important though, for recognizing, treating and preventing it. Axiomatically, learning the language explaining a cause is the first step to acquiring […]

Cardiovascular Disease Medical Terminology

What is Cardiovascular Disease? Cardiovascular disease is any of a number of diseases involving the heart and/or blood vessels. It is the leading cause of death worldwide and is responsible for a huge portion of health care costs in the United States. Therefore, knowledge of the related medical terminology is vital for a number of […]

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