How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Carole Your Own Question
Carole, Nurse
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 406
Experience:  20+ years professional experience in emergency nursing, skilled, HIV Certified educator
Type Your Health Question Here...
Carole is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

the cadiovascular suffix ectasis refers to..........

Customer Question

No Comment Added
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Carole replied 9 years ago.

Dear F. Ampofo,

The medical suffix -ectasis refers to "expansion" or "dilation" of:

the abnormal expansion or dilation of the structure or organ in the body.

Depending on the specific medical diagnosis, in reference to "cardiovascular", may be related to the expansion of the heart or dilation of structure(s) (arteries, veins) related to the heart (cardiovascular system).

I wish you the very best!

Thank You,