Thursday, March 31, 2016

Common Abbreviations Related to the Cardiovascular System

This set of free medical terminology flash cards features 15 common abbreviations related to the cardiovascular system. Some abbreviations have more than one meaning while some terms have more than one abbreviation; always consider the context when determining which term is associated with an abbreviation. Some terms, such as myocardial infarction, also have a more common term, such as heart attack; however, this list only includes the medical term.

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Common Abbreviations Related to the Cardiovascular System

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CC, card cath

cardiac catheterization

HTN

hypertension

TST

thallium stress test

A-fib

atrial fibrillation

EKG, ECG

electrocardiogram

AICD

automated implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

PAD

peripheral artery disease

tPA

tissue plasminogen activator

CVI

chronic venous insufficiency

MI

myocardial infarction

CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

PVD

peripheral fascular disease

V-fib

ventricular fibrillation

CAD

coronary artery disease

AED

automated external defibrillator

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