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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