Important Carid.o Terms

Knowing the meaning of the following word elements can help you earn a high score on the Cardiovascular worksheets 1, 2 & and 3 quiz and also possibly the final. To take advantage of this information you need to know the meaning of both the word as a whole and the meaning of the word parts – Prefix, Root and Suffix,
** Note: Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States.  If you enter the health care field it would greatly benefit you to know as much as possible about the cardiovascular system.

dyspnea

ventricles

diaphoresis

stenosis

embolo

capillaries

epicardium

angio

arteries

septum

atria

veins

aorta

phlebo

pericardium

platelets

varicose

fibrillation

Additional Terms (These can also be on your quiz)

Occlusion, papitation, infarction, pacemaker, hypertension, arterioorraphy, cardiotomy

cardiocentesis

ebolectomy

angiogram

epicardiotomy

aneurysmectomy

arterial anastomosis

cardiorrhaphy

phlebotomy

angiomegaly

angiitis

angioma

angioplasty

phlebitis

phleboid

venostenosis

phlebolith

phlebothrombosis

phlebopexy

venous