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Chabner Chapter 11

The Cardiovascular System (Abbreviations)

ACLS Advanced cardiac life support; CPR plus drugs and defibrillation
AED Automatic external defibrillator
AF, a-fib Atrial fibrillation
AV, A-V Atrioventricular
BP Blood pressure
CABG Coronary artery bypass graft
CAD Coronary artery disease
CCU Coronary care unit
CHF Congestive heart failure
CPR Cardiopulmonary resusciation
DVT Deep vein thrombosis
ECG; also seen as EKG Electrocardiography
ECHO Echocardiography
HTN Hypertension (high blood pressure)
MI Myocardial infarction
PAD Peripheral arterial disease
PCI Percutaneous coronary intervention
PDA Patent ductus arteriosus; posterior descending artery
SA, S-A node Sinoatrial node
SOB Shortness of breath
VSD Ventricular septal defect
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