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Medical Terminology

Abbreviations and Acronyms of the Cardiovascular System

A A A abdominal aortic aneurysm
A E D automated external defibrillator
A M I acute myocardial infarction
B P blood pressure
CABG coronary artery bypass graft [pronounced "cabbage"]
C A D coronary artery disease
C C U coronary care unit, critical care unit
C H F congestive heart failure
C P R cardiopulmonary resuscitation
E C G or E K G electrocardiogram
ECHO echocardiogram
H D L high density lipoprotein [healthy type of cholesterol]
H T N hypertension
I C D implantable cardioverter - defibrillator
L D L low density lipoprotein [bad cholesterol]
M I myocardial infarction
P V D peripheral vascular disease
A C E angiotensin converting enzyme
t P A tissue plasminogen activator
C P B cardiopulmonary bypass
P T C A percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
T A V R transcatheter aortic valve replacement
a-fib atrial fibrillation
card cath, C C cardiac catheterization
C V I chronic venous insufficiency
P A D peripheral artery disease
T S T thallium stress test
v-fib ventricular fibrillation
Created by: ainnes



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