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Chapter 11 Chabner

abbreviations

TermDefinition
AAA Abdominal aortic aneurysm
ACE inhibitor Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
ACLS Advanced cardiac life support
ACS Acute coronary syndrome
ADP Adenosine diphosphate
AED Automatic external defibrillator
AF, a-fib Atrial fibrillation
AICD Automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
AMI Acute myocardial infarction
ARVD Arrhythmogenic right ventricular displasia
ARB angiotension II receptor blocker
AS Aortic stenosis
ASD Atrial septal defect
AV, A-V Atrioventricular
AVR Aortic valve replacement
BBB Bundle branch block
BNP Brain natriuretic peptide
BP Blood pressure
CABG Coronary artery bypass grafting
CAD Coronary artery disease
CCU Coronary care unit
Cath Catheterization
CHF Congestive heart failure
CK Creatine kinase
CoA Coarctation of the aorta
CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRT Cardiac resynchronization therapy
CTNI or cTnI; CTNT or cTnT Cardiac troponin-I and caridac troponin-T
DES Drug-eluting stent
DSA Digital subtraction angiography
DVT Deep vein thrombosis
ECMO Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
ECG; also EKG Electrocardiography
ECHO Echocardiography
EF Ejection fraction
EPS Electrophysiology study
ETT Exercise tolerance test
ETT-MIBI Exercise tolerance test combined with a radioactive tracer (sestamibi) scan
EVAR Endovascular aneurysm repair
FFR Fractional flow reserve
HDL High-density lipoprotein
hsCRP High sensitivity C-reactive protein
HTN Hypertension (high blood pressure)
IABP Intra-aortic balloon pump
ICD Implantable cardiioverter-defibrillator
IVUS Intravascular ultrasound
LAD Left anterior descending (coronary artery)
LDL Low-density lipoprotein
LMWH Low-molecular-weight heparin
LV Left ventricle
LVAD Left ventricular assist device
LVH Left ventricular hypertrophy
MI Myocardial infarction
MUGA Multiple-gated acquisition scan
MVP Mitral valve prolapse
NOAC Novel anticoagulant drug
NSR Normal sinus rhythm
NSTEMI Non-ST elevation myocardial infarction
NT-proBNP N-terminal pro-peptide of BNP
PAC Premature atrial contraction
PCI Percutaneous coronary intervention
PDA Patent ductus arteriosus; posterior descending artery
PE Pulmonary embolus
PVC Premature ventricular contraction
SA,S-A node Sinoatrial node
SCD Sudden cardiac death
SOB Shortness of breath
SPECT Single photon emission computed tomography
STEMI ST elevation myocardial infarction
SVT Supraventricular tachycardia
TAVR Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
TEE Transesophageal echocardiography
TEVAR Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair
TGA Transposition of the great arteries
tPA Tissue-type plasminogen activator
UA Unstable angina
VF Ventricular fibrillation
VSD Ventricular septal defect
VT Ventricular tachycardia
WPW Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
Created by: JCA
 

 



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