Chapter 5: Abbreviations

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AAA

abdominal aortic aneurysm (triple A)

ACE

Angiotensin-converting enzyme

ACS

Acute coronary syndrome

AI

aortic insufficiency

A-FIB

atrial fibrillation

AMI

Acute myocardial infarction

AP

angina pectoris (also anteroposterior)

ASCVD

arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease

AVR

aortic valve replacement

AV

Atrioventricular or arteriovenous

BP

blood pressure

CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

CAD

coronary artery disease

CCU

coronary care unit

CHB

complete heart block

CHF

congestive heart failure

CK

creatine kinase (heart enzyme)

CK-MB

first enzyme to elevate after a heart attack

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CRP

C-reactive protein

CV

cardiovascular

CVP

central venous pressure

DVT

deep vein thrombosis

ECG/EKG

electrocardiogram

HTN

hypertension

IHD

ischemic heart disease

LBBB

Left bundle branch block

MI

myocardial infarction

MVP

mitral valve prolapse

NSR

normal sinus rhythm

PAD

Peripheral artery disease

PDA

patent ductus arteriosis

PTCA

percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

PVC

premature ventricular contraction

PVD

peripheral vascular disease

RBBB

Right bundle branch block

SA

sinoatrial

SBE

subacute bacterial endocarditis

SPECT

single photon emission computer tomography

SVT

Supraventricular tachycardia

TEE

Transesophageal echocardiogram

TPA

tissue plasminogen activator

V-FIB

ventricular fibrillation

V-TACH

ventricular tachycardia

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