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Cardiac Echo Abbrev

Echo abbreviations

TermDefinition
2-D two dimensional
3-D three dimensional
A2C apical two chamber
A4C apical four chamber
AF atrial fibrillation
AMVL anterior mitral valve leaflet
Ant anterior
Ao aortic/aorta
AR aortic regurgitation
AS aortic stenosis
ASD atrial septal defect
ATVL anterior tricuspid valve leaflet
AV atrioventricular
AVA aortic valve area
AVR aortic valve replacement
BP blood pressure
BSA body surface area
CAD coronary artery disease
CO cardiac output
cos cosine
CS coronary sinus
CSA cross sectional area
CW continuous-wave
dP/dt rate of change in pressure over time
E early-diastolic peak velocity
ECG electrocardiogram
echo echocardiography
EDV end-diastolic volume
EF ejection fraction
endo endocardium
epi epicardium
EPSS E-point septal separation
ESV end-systolic volume
HCM hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
HOCM hypertophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
HR heart rate
Hz hertz (cycles per second)
I intensity of ultrasound exposure
IAS interatrial septum
inf inferior
IV intravenous
IVC inferior vena cava
IVCT isovolumic contraction time
IVRT isovolumic relaxation time
kHz kilohertz
l length
LA left atrium
LAA left atrial appendage
LAD left anterior descending coronary artery
LAE left atrial enlargement
lat lateral
LCC left coronary cusp
LMCA left main coronary artery
RVIT right ventricular inflow tract
AI aortic insufficiency
AoV aortic valve
FS fractional shortening
LCA left circumflex artery
LVIDd left ventricular internal dimension end diastole
LVIDs left ventricular internal dimension end systole
MVP mitral valve prolapse
LV left ventricle
LVH left ventricular hypertrophy
LVID left ventricular internal dimension
LVOT left ventricular outflow tract
M-mode motion display (depth vs time)
MAC mitral annular calcification
MI myocardial infarction
MR mitral regurgitation
MS mitral stenosis
MV mitral valve
MVA mitral valve area
MVR mitral valve replacement
NCC noncoronary cusp
deltaP pressure gradient
P pressure
PA pulmonary artery
PE pericardial effusion
PLAX parasternal long-axis
PM papillary muscle
PMVL posterior mitral valve leaflet
post posterior (or inferior-lateral) ventricular wall
PR pulmonic regurgitation
PRF pulse repitition frequency
PS pulmonic stenosis
PSAX parasternal short-axis
PV pulmonic valve
PVC premature ventricular contraction
RA right atrium
RAE right atrial enlargement
RAP right atrial pressure
RCA right coronary artery
RCC right coronary cusp
RV right ventricle
RVE right ventricular enlargement
RVH right ventricular hypertrophy
RVOT right ventricular outflow tract
SAM systolic anterior motion
SC subcostal
SSN suprasternal notch
SV stroke volume
SVC superior vena cava
TEE transesophageal echocardiography
TGC time gain compensation
TR tricuspid regurgitation
TS tricuspid stenosis
TTE transthoracic echocardiography
TV tricuspid valve
VSD ventricular septal defect
VTI velocity-time integral
Created by: jrudzinski