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Medical Abreviations

ace inhibitors

angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors

ACS

acute coronary syndromes

AED

Automated external defibrillator

AF

atrial fibrillation

AICD

Automated internal cardioverter-defibrillator

AMI

acute myocardial infarction

AS

aortic stenosis

ASD

atrial septal defect

AV, A-V

atrioventricular

BBB

bundle branch block

BP

blood pressure

CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

CAD

coronary artery disease

Cath

catheterization

CCU

cornary care unit

CHF

congestive heart failure

CK

creatine kinase

CoA

coarctation of the aorta

CTNI

cardiac troponin I

CTNT

cardiac troponin T

CVP

central venous pressure

DDD

Dual-chamger pacemaker

DSA

digital subtraciton angiography

DVT

deep venous thrombosis

ECC

extracorporeal circulation

ECG, EKG

electrocardiogram

ECHO

echocardiography

ETT

exercise tolerance test

ETT-MIBI

exercise tolerance test combined with a radioactive tracer scan

HDL

high-density lipoproteins

HMG

hydroxymethyl glutaryl CoA reductase / enzyme that blocks the synthesis of cholesterol

HTN

hypertension

ICD

implantable cardioverter / defibrillator

LAD

Left axis deviation

LDL

low-density lipoproteins

LMWH

low-molecular-weight heparin

LV

left ventricle

LVAD

left ventricular assist device

LVH

left ventricular hypertrophy

LVH

Left ventricle hypertrophy

MI

myocardial infarction

MmHg

Millimeters of mercury, Unit of measurement of blood pressure (BP)

MR

mitral regurgitation

MUGA

multiple-gated acquisition scan

MVP

mitral valve prolapse

NSR

normal sinus rhythm

NSR

Normal sinus rhythm

NSTEMI

non ST-elevation myocardial infarction

PAC

premataure atrial contraction

PCI

percutaneous cornary intervention

PDA

patent ductus arteriosus

PTCA

percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

PVC

premature ventricular contraction

RAD

Right axis deviation

RCA

Right coronary artery

RFA

radiofrequency catheter ablation

RVH

Right ventricle hypertrophy

SA, S-A

sinoatrial

SOB

shortness of breath

SSCP

substernal chest pain

STEMI

ST-elevation myocardial infarction

Tc

technetium

TEE

transesophageal echocardiography

TMLR

transmyocardial laser revascularization

tPA

tissue-type plasminogen activator

VFib

ventricular fibrillation

VSD

ventricular septal defect

VT

ventricular tachycardia

VVI

Single-chamber pacemaker

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