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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is a reading of 140 (systolic) over 90 (diastolic), or higher and can often lead to heart disease and can often be made worse by high-salt diets. Discuss topics including good low-salt diets, heart disease and treatments.

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Common Heart Related Acronyms

Common Heart Related Acronyms

  • AA - Antiarrythmic
  • ABI - Ankle-Brachial Index
  • ACE - Angiotension Converting Enzyme
  • AF or Afib - Atrial Fibrillation
  • AFL - Atrial Flutter 
  • AI -  Aortic Insufficiency
  • AIVR - Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm
  • AMI - Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • AP - Apical Pulse
  • AR - Aortic Root; Arrhythmia(s)
  • AS - Aortic Stenosis
  • ASA - Atrial Septal Aneurysm; Aspirin
  • ASD - Atrial Septal Defect
  • ATP - Antitachycardia Pacing
  • AV - Atrioventricular; Aortic valve
  • AVNR - AV Node Reentry
  • AVR - Accelerated Ventricular Rhythm
  • BAV - Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • BAVD - Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease
  • BB - Beta Blocker
  • BBB - Bundle Branch Block
  • BID - Twice a Day
  • BP - Blood Pressure
  • BPM - Beats per Minute
  • CABG - Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
  • CA - Coronary Artery
  • CAD - Coronary Artery Disease
  • CCB - Calcium Channel Blocker
  • CHF - Congestive Heart Failure
  • CM - Cardiomyopathy
  • CO - Cardiac Output
  • COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • CP - Chest Pain
  • CQ10 - Coenzyme Q10
  • CTA - Computerized Tomographic Angiogram
  • CV - Coronary Vein
  • CVD - Cardiovascular Disease
  • DIL - Diltiazem
  • DCM - Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • DVT - Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • EAT - Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia
  • EF - Ejection Fraction
  • EFA - Essential Fatty Acid
  • EKG/ECG - Electrocardiogram
  • EP - Electrophysiologist
  • EPS - Electrophysiology Study
  • EVH - Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting
  • FFR - Fractional Flow Reservoir
  • HC - High Cholesterol
  • HCM - Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • HCTZ - Hydrochlorothiazide
  • HDL - High Density Lipoprotein
  • HTN - Hypertension
  • ICD - Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • IHD - Ischemic Heart Disease
  • INR - International Normalized Ratio
  • IST - Inappropriate sinus tachycardia
  • IVS - Interventricular Septum
  • IVUS - Intravascular Ultrasound
  • LAD - Left Anterior Descending
  • LAF - Lone Atrial Fibrillation
  • LAFB - Left Anterior Fascicular Block
  • LAHB - Left Anterior Hemiblock
  • LBBB - Left Branch Bundle Block
  • LDL - Low Density Lipoprotein
  • LFHB - Left Fascicular Hemiblock
  • LIMA - Left Internal Mammary Artery
  • LPFB - Left Posterior Fascicular Block
  • LQT - Long QT
  • LQTS - Long QT syndrome
  • LV - Left Ventricle
  • LVEF - Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction
  • LVH - Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • MAP - Mean Arterial Pressure
  • 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
  • MVPS - Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome
  • MVR - Mitral Valve Regurgitation or Mitral Valve Repair (aka MR)
  • NCS - Neurocardiogenic Syndrome
  • NSR - Normal Sinus Rhythm
  • NSVT or VTn - Non-sustained Ventricular Tachycardia
  • NTG - Nitroglycerin
  • PAC - Premature Atrial Contraction
  • PAD - Peripheral Artery Disease
  • PAF - Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation; Pure Autonomic Failure
  • PCI - Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • PET - Positron Emission Tomography
  • PFO - Patent Forman Ovale
  • POTS - Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
  • PRN - As Needed 
  • PSVT - Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • PT - Prothrombin
  • PTCA - Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
  • PV - Pulmonary Vein
  • PVC - Premature Ventricular Contraction
  • PVI - Pulmonary Vein Isolation
  • QD - Every Day
  • QID - Four Times a Day
  • QRS - Ventricular Conductance Time
  • RA - Right Atrium
  • RBBB - Right Branch Bundle Block
  • RCA - Right Coronary Artery
  • RFA - Radiofrequency Ablation
  • RHD - Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • RNVG - Radionuclide Ventrialography
  • RSA - Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia
  • RV - Right Ventricle
  • SB - Sinus Bradycardia
  • SBP - Systolic Blood Pressure
  • SCB - Sodium Channel Blocker
  • SCD- Sudden Cardiac Death
  • SOB - Shortness of Breath
  • ST - Sinus Tachycardia
  • SVT - Supraventricular Tachycardia; Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia
  • TEE - Transesophageal Echocardiogram
  • Tg - Triglycerides
  • TIA - Transient Ischemic Attack
  • TID - Three Times a Day
  • TTE - Transthoracic Echocardiogram
  • TV - Tricuspid Valve
  • UA or USA - Unstable Angina
  • VB - Ventricular Bigeminy
  • VE - Ventricular Ectopy
  • VF - Ventricular Fibrillation
  • VLDL - Very Low Density Lipoprotein
  • VPB - Ventricular Premature Beat
  • VPC - Ventricular Premature Complexes
  • VS - Ventricular Salvo
  • VT - Ventricular Tachycardia
  • VTs - Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia
  • WPW - Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
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