cardivascular disease
disease affecting heart and blood vessels
Cardiovascular
pertaining to the heart and entire circulatory system
cardia arrest
abrupt loss of heart function
cardiomyopathy
damage to the heart muscle caused by infection or drug or alcohol abuse
glucosuria, glycosuria
excretion of glucose in the urine in detectable amounts
endocarditis
infection of the inner lining of the heart
coronary artery disease (CAD)
severe narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the heart
congestive heart failure (CHF)
a form of heart disease when kidneys receive less blood and filter less fluid out of circulation
heart failure (HF)
inability of the heart to provide all the functions needed (heart hasn't stopped working)
heart attack (myocardial infarction)
death of heart tissue resulting from a blocked artery. may cause cardiac arrest
A1C
glycosylated hemoglobin
CHD
coronary heart disease
ketoacidosis
condition in which ketones collect in the blood. caused by insufficient glucose available for energy
thrombosis
blood clot
plaque
a fatty deposit on the artery walls
Artherosclerosis
formation of plaque that narrows the arteries
arteriosclerosis
the thickening and hardening of the walls of the arteries
IDDM
insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
GDM
gestational diabetes mellitus
angina pectoris
Pain in the heart muscle due to inadequate blood supply.
NIDDM
non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
DKA
diabetic ketoacidosis
CHF
congestive heart failure
FBS
fasting blood sugar
DM
diabetes mellitus