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Med Term Mod11

Abbreviations & meanings

AAA abdominal aortis aneurysm
ACE inhibitor angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
ACS acute coronary syndrome
ADP adenosine diphosphate
AED automatic external defibrillator
AF, a-fib atrial fibrillation
AICD automatic implantable carioverter-defibrillator
AMI acute myocardial infarction
ARVD arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
AS aortic stenosis
ASD atrial septal defect
AV, A-V antriocentricular
AVR aortic valve replacement
BBB bundle branch block
BNP brain natriuretic peptide
BP blood pressure
CABG coronary artery bypass grafting
CAD coronary artery disease
CCU coronary care unit
Cath catheterization
CHF congestive heart failure
CK creatine kinase
CoA coarctation of the aorta
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRT cardiac resynchronization therapy
CTNI, cTnI cardiac troponin I
CTNT, cTnT cardiac troponin T
CV cardiocascular
DES drug-eluting stent
DSA digital subtraction angiography
DVT deep vein thrombosis
ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
ECG electrocardiography
ECHO echocardiography
EF ejection fraction
EPS electrophysiology study
ETT exercise tolerance test
ETT-MIBI exercise tolerance test combined with a radioactive tracer scan
HDL high-density lipoprotein
HTN hypertension
IABP intra-aortic balloon pump
ICD implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
LAD left anterior descending (coronary artery)
LDL low-density lipoprotein
LMWH low-molecular-weight heparin
LV left ventricle
LVAD left ventricular assist device
LVH left ventricular hypertrophy
MI myocardial infarction
MR mitral regurgitation
MUGA multiple-gated acquisition scan
MVP mitral valve prolapse
NSR normal sinus rhythm
NSTEMI non-ST elecation myocardial infarction
PAC premature atrial contraction
PCI percutaneous coronary intervention
PDA patent ductus ateriosus orposterior descending artery
PVC premature ventricular contraction
RFA radiofrequency catheter ablation
SA, S-A sinoatrial
SCD sudden cardiac death
SOB shortness of breath
SPECT single photon emission computer tomography
SSCP substernal chest pain
STEMI ST elevation myocardial infarction
SVT supraventricular tachycardia
Tc technetium
TEE transesophogeal echocardiography
TGA tansposition of the great arteries
tPA tissue-type plasminogen activator
UA unstable angina
VF ventricular fibrillation
VSD ventricular septal defect
VT ventricular tachycardia
WPW Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome