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medical terminology pertaining to the cardiovascular system

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 […]

Pulmonary embolism symptoms and signs

Pulmonary embolism symptoms and signs can vary from none to sudden death.  The determinants are the size and number of emboli as well as the state of cardiopulmonary function of the victim prior to the event.    Some of the symptoms and signs of pulmonary embolism depend upon whether or not the event is massive […]

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 […]

What is Congestive Heart Failure?

There are some misconceptions about congestive heart failure, also known as CHF. To answer the question what is congestive heart failure, it is necessary to first clarify what it is not. First of all, it is not distinct from heart failure. In the medical field both terms mean the same. Heart failure and congestive heart […]

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