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ACE inhibitors
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
ACS
Acute coronary syndromes
AF
Atrial fibrillation
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
CCU
Coronary care unit
Cath
Catheterization
CHF
Congestive Heart Failure
CK
Creatine kinase; released into the bloodstream following injury to heart or skeletal muscles
CoA
Coarctation of the aorta
CTNI (cTnI)
Cardiac troponin I; troponin is a protein released into the bloodstream 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
ECG, EKG
Electrocardiogram
ECHO
Echocardiography
ETT
Exercise tolerance test
ETT-MIBI
Exercise tolerance test combined with a radioactive tracer (sestamibi) scan
HDL
High-density lipoproteins; high blood levels are associated with lower incidence of coronary artery disease
HMG
Hydroxymethyl glutaryl CoA reductase, an enzyme that blocks the synthesis of cholesterol
HTN
Hypertension
ICD
Implantable cardioverter/defibrillator
LDL
Low-density lipoproteins
LMWH
Low-molecular-weight heparin
LV
Left ventricle
LVAD
Left ventricular assist device
LVH
Left ventricular hypertrophy
MI
Myocardial infarction
MR
Mitral regurgitation
MUGA
Multiple-gated acquisition scan; a radioactive test of heart 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
SA, S-A
Sinoatrial
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
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