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ABGs arterial blood gasses
PA posteroanterior,pernicious anemia
AFB acid-fast bacillus (bacteria)
PaCO2/PCO2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide
AP anteroposterior
PCP pneumocystic carinii pneumonia
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
PFT pulmonary function tests
CO2 carbon dioxide
pH acidity,alkalinity
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
CT scan computed tomography scan
PO2 partial pressure of oxygen
CXR chest x-ray
RD respiratory distress
FEV forced expiratory volume
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
FVC forced vital capacity
SaO2 arterial oxygen saturation
HMD hyaline membrane disease
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
Hx history
SOB shortness of breath
IPPB intermittent positive-pressure breathing
T&A tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy
IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome
TB tuberculosis
MRI scan magnetic resonance imaging scan
URI upper respiratory infection
O2 oxygen
VC vital capacity
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
ACG angiocardiography
ACE angiotensin converting enzyme
AF atrial fibrillation
AS aortic stenosis
ASD atrial septal defect
ASHD ateriosclerotic heart disease
AST angiotensin sensitivity test; aspartate aminotransferase
AV atrioventricular;atriovenous
BBB bundle branch block
BP blood pressure
CA cancer;chronological age;cardiac arrest
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CC cardiac catheterization
CCU coronary care unit
CHD coronary heart disease
CHF congestive heart failure
Chol cholesterol
CK creatine kinase
CPK creatine phosphokinase
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CV cardiovascular
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DSA digital subtraction angiography
DVT deep vein thrombosis
ECG,EKG electrocardiogram
ECHO echocardiogram;echoencephalogram
GOT glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase
HDL high-density lipoprotein
HF heart failure
ICD implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
ICU intensive care unit
I.V.,IV intravenous
LD lactate dehydrogenase;lactic acid dehydrogenase
LDL low-density lipoprotein
MI myocardial infarction
MRA magnetic resonance angiography
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS mitral stenosis;musculoskeletal;multiple sclerosis;mental status
MVP mitral valve prolapse
P pulse
PAC premature atrial contraction
PAT paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
Plt. platelet
PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
PVC premature ventricular contraction
RBC red blood cell (count)
RV right ventricle;residual volume
SA sinoatrial
SK streptokinase
TPA,tPA tissue plasminogen activator
VLDL very low-density lipoprotein
VSD ventricular septal defect
VT ventricular tachycardia
WBC white blood cell (count)
TIA transient ischemic attack