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QuestionAnswer
PFT Pulmonary Functions Test
pH Symbol for degree of acidity or alkalinity
PND Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea
PO2 Partial Pressure of Oxygen
RD Respiratory Distress
RDS Respiratory Distress Syndrome
SaO2 Arteiral 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 Arterial Contraction
Plt. Platelets
PTCA Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
RV Right VentricleResidual Volume
SK Streptokinase
VLDL Very Low Density Lipoprotein
VSD Ventricular Septal Defect
PaCo2, PCO2 Carbon Dioxide Pressure
PA Pulmonary Artery,Posteroanterior
NMT's Nebulized Mist Treatments
MRI scan Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan
IRDS Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome
IPPB Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing
HMD Hyaline Membrane Disease
Hx History
FVC Forced Vital Capacity
FEV Forced Expiratory Volume
CxR Chest X-RayChest radiograph
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
ARDS Acute Respiratiry Distress Syndrome
AP Anteroposterior
AFB Acid-Fast Bacillus (bacteria)
ABG's Arterial Blood Gasses
PCP Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia
PAT Paroxymal Atrial Tachycardia
AAA Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
ACG Angiocardiography
ACE Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme
AF Arterial Fibrilation
AS Aortic Stenosis
ASD Atrial Septal Defect
ASHD Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
AST Antiotensin Sensitivity Test
AV Atrioventricular,Arteriovenous
BBB Bundle Branch Block
BP Blood Pressure
CA Cancer,Cardiac Arrest,Chronological Age
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 Creatinine Kinase(cardiac enzyme)
CPK Creatinine Phosphokinase
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CV Cardiovascular
DOE Dyspnea on Exertion
DSA Digital Subtraction Angiography
DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
EEG/EKG Electrocardiogram
ECHO Echocardiogram,Echoencephalogram
HDL High-Density Lipoprotein
HF Heart Failure
ICD Implantable Cardioverter Defibrilator
ICU Intensive Care Unit
IV Intravenous
LD Lactate Dehydrogenase,Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase (cardiac enzyme)
LDL Low Density Lipoprotein
MI Myocardial Infarction
MRA Magnetic Resonance Angiogram
MS Musculoskeletal,Multiple sclerosis,Mitral Stenosis
PVC Premature Ventricular Contraction
SA Sinoatrial
VSD Ventricular Septal Defect
VT Ventricular Tachycardia
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
TPR Temperature, Pulse, Respiration
Created by: sumer61