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Blood and Cardiovascular Abbreviation Charts

Reference and study charts for convenience.

Blood-related Abbreviations  
ABMT autologous bone marrow transplant
ABO blood groups
AC anticoagulant
ACT anticoagulant therapy
agg, aggl agglutination
AHFantihemophilic factor
AIHA autoimmune hemolytic anemia
ALL acute lymphocytic leukemia
AML acute myelogenous leukemia
APA antipernicious anemia (factor)
AUL acute undifferentiated leukemia
B, bl, bld blood
baso basophil
bl bleeding
BMB bone marrow biopsy
BMT bone marrow transplant
CBC complete blood count
CLL chronic lymphocytic leukemia
CML chronic myelogenous leukemia
coag coagulation
DIC disseminated intravascular coagulation
eos, eosins eosinophil
EPO erythropoietin
IF intrinsic factor
ITP idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura
LIF leukemia-inhibitory factor
lymphs lymphocytes
mono monocyte
PAF platelet-activating factor
plats, PLT platelet
PMN, polys, segs polymorphonuclear neutrophils
PNH paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
PV polycythemia vera
RBC red blood cell, red blood cell count
retic reticulocyte
Rh Rhesus blood factor
SCT sickle cell trait
T&C type & crossmatch
TTP thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura
WBC white blood cell, white blood cell count
Cardiovascular Abbreviations  
ABP arterial blood pressure
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
AED automated external defibrillator
AF, Afib, at fib atrial fibrillation
AIVR accelerated idioventricular rhythm
AMI acute myocardial infarction
ang angiogram
Ao aorta
AR aortic regurgitation
AS aortic stenosis, arteriosclerosis
ASCVD arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASD atrial septal defect
ASHD arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
AV, A-V atrioventricular, arteriovenous
AVB atrioventricular block
AVD aortic valve disease
AVR aortic valve replacement
AVS arteriovenous shunt
BBB bundle branch block
BCLS basic cardiac life support
BP blood pressure
BPd, DBP blood pressure, diastolic
bpm beats per minute
BPs, SBP blood pressure, systolic
CA cardiac arrest, cancer, cardiac arrhythmia
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CABS coronary artery bypass surgery
CAD coronary artery disease
CEA carotid endarterectomy
CHB complete heart block
CHD congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease
CHF congestive heart failure
CO cardiac output
CoA coarctation of the aorta
CP chest pain, cardiopulmonary
CPA cardiopulmonary arrest, carotid phonoangiography
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CV cardiovascular
CVP central venous pressure
CVS cardiovascular system
DNR do not resuscitate
DVT deep vein thrombosis
ECC emergency cardiac care, extracorporeal circulation
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
ECHO echocardiography
EF ejection fraction
EPS electrophysiologic study
ETT exercise tolerance test, exercise treadmill test
HBP high blood pressure
HCM hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
HCVD hypertensive cardiovascular disease
HF heart failure
HR heart rate
HTN hypertension
IABP intra-aortic balloon pump
ICD implantable cardiac defibrillator
ISH isolated systolic hypertension
IV intravenous, intraventricular
IVF intravenous fluid, intravascular fluid
JVP jugular venous pulse
LBBB left bundle branch block
LBP low blood pressure
LQTS long QT syndrome
LVAD left ventricular assist devise
LVET left ventricular ejection time
LVH left ventricular hypertrophy
MI myocardial infarction
MR mitral regurgitation
MS mitral stenosis
MVP mitral valve prolapse
NSR normal sinus rhythm
P pulse
PAC premature atrial contraction
PAD peripheral arterial disease
PALS pediatric advanced life support
PDA patent ductus arteriosus
PEA pulseless electrical activity
PPM permanent pacemaker
PSVT, PST paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
PTCA percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
PVC premature ventricular contraction
PVD peripheral vascular disease
RBBB right bundle branch block
RHD rheumatic heart disease
S1, S2 heart sound (first, second)
SBE subacute bacterial endocarditis
SSS sick sinus syndrome
SVT supraventricular tachycardia
TET treadmill exercise test
tPA, TPA tissue plasminogen activator
TR tricuspid regurgitation
TT thrombolytic therapy
VF, Vfib, vent fit ventricular fibrillation
VHD valvular heart disease, ventricular heart disease
VPC ventricular premature contraction
VSP ventricular septal defect
VT, vtach ventricular tachycardia
WPW Wolff-Parkinson-White

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