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Heartaches


Medical terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms
Term
Definition
ablation
destruction of surface tissue in the heart
angiogram
medical imaging of veins, arteries and chambers of the heart
angioplasty
widening of arteries with a balloon catheter
a-fib
atrial fibrillation; cardiac arrhythmia
arteritis
inflammation of the arteries
CAD
coronary heart disease
cardioversion
electrical shock to convert rapid heart rate to normal rhythm
CAT
computer axial tomography
cath
catheterization
colonoscopy
endoscopic examination of the large bowel
DFB
defibrillation battery pack (portable)
EECP
enhanced external counter pulsation
EKG
electrocardiogram
EPS
electrophysiology study
ER
emergency room
Hemoccult test test to determine the presence of blood in feces
ICU
intensive care unit
infarction
heart attack (acute myocardial infarction)
IV
intravenous
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