Full form/Meaning: Acute Coronary Syndrome Definition: Acute Coronary Syndrome is a group of clinical signs and symptoms compatible with acute myocardial ischemia and/or infarction due to an abrupt reduction in coronary blood flow. This is commonly known as a heart attack. Usage in Sentence: “Acute coronary syndrome encompasses a spectrum of unstable coronary […]
Acronym for Acute Coronary Syndrome, or a heart attack Acronym for American College of Surgeons, the foundation for Surgeons.
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, or triple bypass procedure. pronounced “cabbage.”
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, a procedure done when a patient has a defective aortic valve, usually aortic stenosis.
Full form/ Meaning: Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Definition: Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (AICD), which is a device that monitors the heartbeat and delivers electrical shocks or pacing to the heart when it detects dangerous rhythms such as Ventricular fibrillation or torsades de pointes. It is similar to a pacemaker Usage in Sentence: “The cardiologist recommended […]