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ACE Inhibitors
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
ACS
Acute coronary syndromes
AF
atrial fibrillation
AMI
Acute mycardial infarction
AS
Aoritc 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 bloddstream following injury to heart or skeltal muscles
CoA
Coarctation of the aorta
CTNI (cTnI)
Cardiac troponin I
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
Impantable 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 infaction
PAC
Premature atrial contraction
PCI
percutaneous coronary intervention
PDA
Patent ductus arteriosus
PTCA
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; balloon angioplasty