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angina
chest pain caused by inadequate blood supply to the heart
atherosclerosis
plaque buildup within the vascular system
dyspnea
difficult or labored breathing
heart failure
inability of heart to pump blood effectively to keep up with body demands
hyperlipidemia
excess of lipids or fats in the blood
hypertension
consistent blood pressure readings above 130/80
lipids
fatty acids insoluble in water; lipids in the blood are LDL, HDL, and triglycerides
myocardial infarction
death of heart muscle due to lack of blood flow and oxygen
near syncope
feeling of loss of consciousness
plaque
fatty deposits of cholesterol on inner lining of artery
stenosis
narrowing and hardening in diameter
stroke
loss of oxygen to cerebral tissue
syncope
loss of consciousness for a short period of time
transient ischemic attack (TIA)
temporary loss of oxygen to cerebral tissue without permanent damage
triglycerides
fatty substance circulating in the cardiovascular system
uteroplacental
transfer of oxygen and nutrients from client to fetus through umbilical cord and placenta
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