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Cardiology

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Updated 2009-02-22 20:20

Summary

Memorize some cardiology terms and abbreviations.

Cardiology

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EKG (or ECG)electrocardiogram
hypertensionhigh blood pressure
hypotensionlow blood pressure
diastolicwhen heart is relaxed (blood pressure)
systolicwhen heart is contracted (blood pressure)
sclerosishardening
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tachycardiafast heart condition
LCAleft coronary artery, left circumflex artery
SVCsuperior vena cava
arrhythmicrythmos; rhythym
ACLSadvanced cardiac life support
cardiomyopathydisease of the heart muscle
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Cardiology II

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LVleft ventricle/ventricular
ASCVDarteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
PVCpremature ventricular contraction
hypolow
MImyocardial infarction
tensionpressure
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SMAsuperior mesenteric artery
mymuscle
ASCADarteriosclerotic coronary artery disease, atherosclerotic coronary artery disease
antianginalrelieves symptoms of agina pectoris
PTCApercutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
CABGcoronary artery bypass graft/grafting
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Cardiology III

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PACpremature atrial contraction, premature auricular contraction
LAOleft anterior oblique
plebvein
antiarrhythmicdrug used to treat an abnormal cardiac rhythm (Greek for against rhythym)
fem-femfemoral-femoral
PVDperipheral vascular disease
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LIMAleft internal mammary artery
arteriosclerosishardening of the arteries
LADleft anterior descending (artery)
PDApatent ductus arteriosus, posterior descending artery
AVatrioventricular, arteriovenous
IVCinferior vena cava
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Cardiology IV

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V-TACHventricular tachycardia
EFejection fraction
RAOright anterior oblique
tachyfast
bradycardiaslow heart condition
PEpulmonary embolism
OMBobtuse marginal branch
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A-fibatrial fibrillation
RCAright coronary artery, right circumflex artery
plebitisinflamed vein
RADright anterior descending (artery)
ASHDarteriosclerotic heart disease, atherosclerotic heart disease
fem-popfemoral-popliteal
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