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Ch 9, Cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, Abbreviations

AB
ACEangiotensin converting enzyme
AFatrial fibrillation
ALTalanine aminotransferase (SGPT)
AMIacute myocardial infarction
APCatrial premature complex
ARaortic regurgitation
ASaortic stenosis; arteriosclerosis
ASCVDarteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASDatrial septal defect
ASHDarteriosclerotic heart disease
ASTaspartate aminotransferase (SGOT)
ATatrial tachycardia
AVatrialventricular
BBBbundle branch block (left or right)
CABGcoronary artery bypass graft
CADcoronary artery disease
CCUcoronary care unit
CHDcoronary heart disease
CHFcongestive heart failure
C(P)Kcreatine (phospho)kinase
CPRcardiopulmonary resuscitation
CVPcentral venous pressure
DOEdyspnea on exertion
DVTdeep vein thrombosis
EKG (ECG)electrocardiogram
HDLhigh density lipoprotein
HTNhypertension
IVCDintraventricular conducton delay
JVPjugular venous pulse
LADleft anterior descending (coronary artery)
LAHBleft anterior hemiblock
LDHlactic dehydrogenase
LDLlow density lipoprotein
LVleft ventricle
LVADleft ventricular assist device
LVEDPleft ventricular end-diastolic pressure
MImyocardial infarction
mm Hgmillimeters mercury
MRmitral regurgitation, reflux
MSmitral stenosis
MUGAmultigated acquisition (scan)
MVPmitral valve prolapse
NSRnormal sinus rhythm
Ppulse
PAPpulmonary arterial pressure
PMIpoint of maximal impulse
PSVTparoxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
PTCApercutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
PVCpremature ventricular contraction
PVDperipheral vascular disease
PWPpulmonary (artery) wedge pressure
PYPpyrophosphate (scan)
S1the first heart sound
S2the second heart sound
SAsinoatrial
SBEsubacute bacterial endocarditis
SGOTserum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (AST)
SKstreptokinase
SVTsupraventricular tachycardia
tPAtissue plasminogen activator
VFventricular fibrillation
VLDLvery low density lipoprotein
VPCventricular premature complex
VSDventricular septal defect
VTventricular tachycardia
WPWWolff-Parkinson-White syndrome


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