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ACS
acute coronary syndromes
AF
atrial fibrillation
AMI
acute myocardial infarction
AS
aortic stenosis
ASD
atrial septal defect
BBB
bundle branch block
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
CCU
coronary care unit
CK
creatine kinase; released into the bldstream following injury to heart or skeletal muscles.
CoA
coarction of the aorta
CTNI (cTnI)
cardiac troponin I; troponin is a protein released into the bldstream after myocardial injury
CTNT (cTnT)
Cardiac troponin T
CVP
central venous pressure(measured with a catheter in the superior vena cava)
DSA
digital subtraction angiography
DVT
deep venous thrombosis
ECC
Extracorporeal circulation
ECHO
echocardiography
ETT
exercise tolerance test
ETT-MIBI
exercise tolerance test combined with a radioactive tracer (sestamibi) scan
HMG
hydromethyl glutaryl CoA reductase, an enzyme that blocks the synthesis of cholesterol
ICD
Implantable cardioverter/defibrillator
LMWH
low-molecular-weight heparin
LVAD
left ventricular assist device
LVH
left ventricular hypertrophy
MR
mitral regurgitation
MUGA
muliple-gated acquisition scan; a radioactive test of hrt function
MVP
mitral valve prolapse
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
NSTEMI
non ST-elevation myocardial infarction
PAC
premature atrial contraction
PCI
percutaneous coronary intervention
PDA
patent ductus arteriosus
PTCA
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; balloon angioplasty
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
RFA
radiofrequency catheter ablation
SOB
shortness of breath
SPECT
single photon emission computerized tomography (used for myocardial imaging with sestamibi scans)
SSCP
substernal chest pain
STEMI
ST-elevation myocardial infarction
Tc
Technetium
TEE
transesophageal echocardiography
TMLR
transmyocardial laser revascularization
tPA
tissue-type plasminogen activator; a drug used to prevent thrombosis
UA
unstable angina
VFib
ventricular fibrillation
VSD
ventricular septal defect
VT
ventricular tachycardia
WPW
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome; an abnormal ECG pattern often associated with paroxysmal tachycardia.