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Blood Vessel Vocabulary
Aneurysm
Weakness and ballooning of arterial wall; commonly seen
in abdominal and cerebral arteries
Hypertension
High blood pressure
i) essential or primary hypertension – due to CV disease
ii) Secondary hypertension – results from another disease
Thrombophlebitis
Inflammation of vein resulting in blood clots within a vein
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
Abnormal condition affecting any blood vessel outside the
heart; symptoms include pain, pallor, and blocked circulation
Varicose Veins
Swollen and distended veins;
often in the legs