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Abbreviations/Terms

Cardiovascular System

TermDefinition
3 TYPES OF BLOOD VESSELS: ARTERIES, VEINS, CAPILLARIES
ARTERIES TAKE BLOOD FROM HEART
VEINS CARRY BLOOD BACK TO THE HEART
CAPILLARIES CONNECT ARTERIES & VEINS
VENA CAVA "Hollow Vein" LARGE SIZED VEIN; GATHERS BLOOD FROM BODY AND RETURNS IT TO HEART
SYSTOLE BLOOD PRESSURE FELT IN ARTERIES UPON CONTRACTION
DYSTOLE FELT IN ARTEIES UPON RELAXATION
PULSE FELT IN ARTERIES; MEASURES HEART RATE & STRENGTH
ANGINA PECTORIS OPPRESSIVE PAIN IN CHEST DUE TO IRREGULAR BLOOD FLOW; HEART ATTACK PAIN
PECTORALGIA CHEST PAIN
PHLEBALGIA VEIN PAIN
PALPITATION RAPID/IRREGULAR BEAT OF HEART "Jumping Sensation"
ARRHYTHMIA A (No) / RRTHYM (Rhythm) / IA (Condition)
DYSRHYTHMIA DYS (Bad) / RHYTHM (Rhythm) / IA (Condition)
HEART SOUNDS - LUB DUB S1 - (SYSTOLE) CLOSING OF VALVES BETWEEN ATRIA & VENTRICLES; BEGINNING OF HEART CONTRACTION S2 - SYSTOLE ENDS WITH CLOSING OF PULMONARY & AORTIC VALVES
AAA ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM
A-fib ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
ASD ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT
BP BLOOD PRESSURE
CABG CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT
CAD CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
CHF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
CO CARDIAC OUTPUT
CTA COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHIC ANGIOGRAPHY
DVT DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS
ECHO ECHOCARDIOGRAM
EKG ELECTROCARDIOGRAM
HTN HYPERTENSION
MI MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
MRA MAGNETIC RESONANCE ANGIOGRAPHY
MVP MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE
NSR NORMAL SINUS RHYTHM
PCI PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION
SCA SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST
SV STROKE VOLUME
TEE TRANSESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAM
VSD VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECT
Created by: MCasler