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Cardiovascular System - Acronyms/Abbreviations

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ACE
angiotensin - converting enzyme
ASD
Atrial Septal Defect
ASHD
arteriosclerosis heart disease
AV
atrioventricular
BP
Blood pressure
CABG
Coronary artery bypass graft
CAD
Coronary artery disease
CHF
congestive heart failure
CO
cardiac output
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
ECG, EKG
electrocardiogram
ECHO
echocardiogram
EPS
electrophysiological study
HTN
hypertension
ICD
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
MI
myocardial infarction
MRA
magnetic resonance angiography
MVP
mitral valve prolapse
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
PDA
patent ductus arteriosus
PET
positron emission tomography
PTCA
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
SA
sinoatrial
SV
stroke volume
TEE
transesophageal echocardiogram
TMR
transmyocardial revascularization
tPA, TPA
tissue plasminogen activator
VSD
ventricular septal defect