a respiratory disorder characterized by recurring episodes of paroxysmal dyspnea caused by constriction of the bronchi, coughing, and viscous mucous bronchial secretions
wheezing on expiration and/or inspiration
an infection of lung tissue in which alveoli fill with pus, mucus, etc., and oxygen and carbon dioxide are not exchanged properly, causing low blood oxygen levels.
inflammation of the bronchi
persistent lung disorder that blocks the airways and makes breathing difficult -- chronic bronchitis + emphysema
persistent inflammation of the bronchi in which large amounts of mucous causes: the bronchial walls to swell, the airways to be obstructed and low oxygen levels.
respiratory disorder caused by damaged walls of the alveoli which trap air in them; can lead to barrel chest.
abnormally high blood pressure (140+/80+)
narrowed or blocked coronary arteries caused by a buildup of cholesterol along the inside of the arterial walls.
chest pain caused by CAD when the heart muscle doesn’t get enough oxygen.
death of heart tissue caused by lack of oxygen to the heart because of sudden interruption of blood flow to the heart.
thickening and narrowing of artery walls.
when the heart cannot pump blood normally and therefore blood backs up and causes congestion of fluid in the tissues
abnormal heart rhythms which occur when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions
localized dilation of a blood vessel wall.
inflammation of the vein; occurring most often in the legs.
blood clot which forms in a blood vessel
a travelling thrombus