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Cardio Abbreviations

Cardiac Abbreviations

ace inhibitors angiotensin-converting enzyme inibitors
ACS acute coronary syndromes
AF atrial fibrillation
AMI acute myocardial infarction
AS aortic stenosis
ASD atrial septal defect
AV, A-V antrioventricular
BBB bundle branch block
BP blood pressure
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CCU cornary care unit
Cath catheterization
CHF congestive heart failure
CK creatine kinase
CoA coarctation of the aorta
CTNI cardiac troponin I
CTNT cardiac troponin T
CVP central venous pressure
DSA digital subtraciton angiography
DVT deep venous thrombosis
ECC extracorporeal circulation
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
ECHO echocardiography
ETT exercise tolerance test
ETT-MIBI exercise tolerance test combined with a radioactive tracer scan
HDL high-density lipoproteins
HMG hydroxymethyl glutaryl CoA reductase / enzyme that blocks the synthesis of cholesterol
HTN hypertension
ICD implantable cardioverter / defibrillator
LDL low-density lipoproteins
LMWH low-molecular-weight heparin
LV left ventricle
LVAD left ventricular assist device
LVH left bentricular hypertrophy
MI myocardial infarction
MR mitral regurgitation
MUGA multiple-gated acquisition scan
MVP mitral valve prolapse
NSR normal sinus rhythm
NSTEMI non ST-elevation myocardial infarction
PAC premataure atrial contraction
PCI percutaneous cornary intervention
PDA patent ductus arteriosus
PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
PVC premature ventricular contraction
RFA radiofrequency catheter ablation
SA, S-A sinoatrial
SOB shortness of breath
SSCP substernal chest pain
STEMI ST-elevation myocardial infarction
Tc technetium
TEE transesophageal echocardiography
TMLR transmyocardial laser revascularization
tPA tissue-type plasminogen activator
VFib ventricular fibrillation
VSD ventricular septal defect
VT ventricular tachycardia
Created by: mdbley