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ABGs Arterial Blood Gases
AFB Acid-Fast Bacillus (bacteria)
AP Anteroposterior
ARDS Acute respiratory distress syndrome
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CTscan computed tomography scan
CXR chest x-ray, chest radiograph
FEV forced expiratory volume
FVC forced vital capacity
HMD hyaline membrane disease
Hx history
IPPB intermittent positive-pressure breathing
IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome
MRI scan magnetic resonance imaging
NMT's nebulized mist treatments
O2 oxygen
PA posteranterior, pernicious anemia
PaCO2/PCO2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide
PCP pneumocystic carinii pneumonia
PFT pulmonary function tests
pH symbol for degree of acidity or alkalinity
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
PO2 parial pressure of oxygen
RD respiratory distress
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
SaO2 arterial oxygen saturation
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
SOB shortness of breath
T & A Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
TB tuberculosis
URI upper respiratory infection
VC vital capacity
MVP mitral valve prolapse
P pulse
PAC premature atrial contraction
PAT paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
Plt. platelet
PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
RV right ventricle, residual volume
SK streptokinase
VLDL very low-density lipoprotein
VSD ventricular septal defect
WBC white blood cell (count)
AAA abdominal aortic aneursym
ACG angiocardiography
ACE angiotensin converting enzyme
AF atrial fibrillation
AS arotic stenosis
ASD atrial septal defect
ASHD ateriosclerotic heart disease
AST angiotensin sensitivity test, asparate aminotransterase
AV atrioventricular, atriovenous
BBB bundle branch block
BP blood pressure
CA cancer, chronological age, cardiacarrest
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CC cardiac catheterization
CCU coronary care unit
CHD coronary heart desease
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, encephalogram
HDL high-density lipoprotein
HF heart failure
ICD implantable cardioverter defibrillator
ICU intensive care unit
IV, I.V. 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
PVC premature venticular contraction
RBC red blood cell (count)
SA sinoatrial
TPA, tPA tissue plasminogen activator
VSD ventricular septal defect
VT ventricular tachycardia
TIA transient ischemic attack
DOB date of birth
TPR temperature, pulse, respirations
Created by: vallan