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MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

CHAPTER 6 - CARDIOVASCULAR ABBREVIATIONS

TermDefinition
AF, A-fib atrial fibrillation
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
AV, A-V atrioventricular
BP blood pressure
bpm beats per minute
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CCU coronary care unit
CHF congestive heart failure
CP chest pain
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CV cardiovascular
DVT deep-vein thrombosis
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
ECHO echocardiogram
HF heart failure
HR heart rate
HTN hypertension (high blood pressure)
ICU intensive care unit
INR international normalized ratio
LA left atrium
LV left ventricle
MI myocardial infarction
MR mitral regurgitation
MS mitral stenosis
MVP mitral valve prolapse
P pulse
PAC premature atrial contraction
PT prothrombin time
PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
PTT partial thromboplastin time
PVC premature ventricular contraction
RA right atrium
RBC red blood cell
RV right ventricle
V-fib ventricular fibrillation
VT, V-tach ventricular tachycardia
VTE venous thromboembolism
Created by: cindymiller