A-Z Glossary of terms

  • A&E Accident and Emergency department
  • ACS Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • AED Automated External Defibrillator
  • AF Atrial Fibrillation
  • AMI Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart attack)
  • BB Beta Blocker
  • CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
  • CAD Coronary Artery Disease
  • CAS Coronary Artery Spasm
  • CCB Calcium Channel Blocker
  • CMRI Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • CP Chest Pain
  • CPET Cardio-pulmonary Exercise Testing
  • CT Computed Tomography
  • CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident/ Stroke
  • CVD Cardiovascular Disease
  • ECG or EKG Electrocardiogram
  • ECHO Echocardiogram
  • ED Emergency Department
  • EF Ejection Fraction
  • FBC Full Blood Count
  • GTN Glyceryl trinitrate or Nitroglycerin
  • HA Heart attack
  • HB Haemoglobin
  • ICD Implanted Cardioverted Defibrillator
  • INOCA Ischaemia with Non Obstructive Coronary Arteries
  • Ischaemia Lack of blood supply
  • LAD Left Anterior Descending Artery
  • LBBB Left Bundle Branch Block
  • LQTS Long QT Syndrome
  • LVAD Left Ventricular Assisting Device
  • MI Myocardial Infarction
  • MINOCA MI with non Obstructed Coronary Arteries
  • MSU Mid Stream Urine Collection
  • MVD Microvascular Dysfunction/Disease
  • MVA Microvascular Angina
  • NOCAD Non Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease
  • NSTEMI non ST elevated Myocardial Infarction
  • PA Prinzmetal Angina
  • PAF Proximal Atrial Fibrillation
  • PET Positron Emission Tomography
  • POTS Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome
  • PVCs Premature ventricular contractions
  • RBBB Right Bundle Branch Block
  • RCAD Right Coronary Artery Dissection
  • SCA Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • SCAD Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection
  • SOB Short of breath
  • STEMI ST elevated Myocardial Infarction
  • SVT Supra Ventricular Tachycardia
  • VF Ventricular Fibrillation
  • VSA Vasospastic Angina
  • VT Ventricular Tachycardia
  • WBC White Blood Cells

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