Glossary of Terms

Abbreviations of heart related terms.

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Glossary of Terms

Post by icdadmin » June 1st, 2014, 4:17 pm

Thanks to Mark, Kat, Keith of WI, sunny4az, jellybean, hugooc and any others who we may have forgotten to list for helping with this project.

Listed here is a group of terms that is frequently used as a "short hand" on the board. If for any reason you need to know just exactly someone with HCM's BP is and their last ICD interrogation showed an increase of PVC's and NSVT's then you might want to use this as a referral guide.

If you find a term you feel needs to be added to this listing please E-mail us at info@icdsupportgroup.org and if is appropriate for this listing we will try to get it added.

For a more detailed glossary the ICD user group developed one at http://icdusergroup.blogspot.com/p/glos ... terms.html

A
AA - antiarrhytmic
AF—aterial (arterial?) fibrillation
AFib- atrial fibrillation
AFL - atrial flutter
AICD -Automatic Internal Cardiac Defibrillator
AP - apical pulse
ARVD- arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
ATP--anti tachycardia pacing
AVNRT- atrioventricular nodal re-entry tachycardia

B
BB - beta blocker
BID - twice daily
BP - Blood Pressure
BPM - beats per minute
BS - Blood Sugar


C
CA - coronary artery
CAD - coronary artery disease
CHF - Congestive Heart Failure
CM - Cardiomyopathy
COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPVT- catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia
CVD - Cardiovascular Disease

D

DCM - Dilated Cardiomyopathy
DVT - Deep Vein Thrombosis

E

ECG--electrocardiogram
EF--ejection fraction
EGM- electrogram
EKG/ECG- electrocardiogram
EP - Electrophysiologist
EPS--electrophysiology study

F


G

H

HCM- hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
HC - High Cholesterol

I
ICD = Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillator
IDCM- idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
ILR- implanted loop recorder
INR - International Normalized Ratio


J

K

L
LAD - Left Anterior Descending
LAF - Lone Atrial Fibrillation
LDL - Low Density Lipoprotein
LQT - Long QT
LQTS- long QT syndrome

M
MAT- multifocal atrial tachycardia
MI- Myocardial Infarction or Mitral Insufficiency
MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MS - Mitral Stenosis
MUGA - Multiple-Gated Acquisition Scanning
MV - Mitral Valve
MVP - Mitral Valve Prolapse

N
NICaS-Non-Invasive Cardiac System (NICaS)
#NSR - Normal Sinus Rhythm
NSVT or VTn - Non-sustained Ventricular Tachycardia
NTG - Nitroglycerin
NIPS- non-invasive programmed stimulation
NSVT- non-sustained ventricular tachycardia

O
OHCA- out-of hospital cardiac arrest

P
PAC - Premature Atrial Contraction
PAD - Peripheral Artery Disease
PAF - Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation; Pure Autonomic Failure
PET - Positron Emission Tomography
PFO- patent foramen ovale
PM- pacemaker
POTS - Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
PRN - As Needed
PSVT - Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
PVC--premature ventricular contraction
PVI/PVA- pulmonary vein isolation or pulmonary vein ablation

Q
QD - Every Day
QID - Four Times a Day

R
RFA- radiofrequency ablation
RCA - Right Coronary Artery
RV - Right Ventricle

S

SB - Sinus Bradycardia
SBP - Systolic Blood Pressure
SCA- sudden cardiac arrest
SCD- Sudden Cardiac Death
SOB - Shortness of Breath
ST - Sinus Tachycardia
SVT - Supraventricular Tachycardia; Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia
SSS- sick sinus syndrome




T
TDP- torsades de pointes- also called polymorphic ventricular tachycardia
TID - Three Times a Day
TOF- tetralogy of Fallot

U

V
VF--ventricular fibrillation
VSD- ventricular septal defect
VT- Ventricular tachycardia
VTNS- non-sustained ventricular tachycardia
VTs - Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia


W
WPW - Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

X

Y

Z
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