Cardiology

ACS

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 […]

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

A coronary artery bypass graft is surgical procedure used to improve blood flow to the heart and oxygen supply. This is done by diverting blood flow around clogged or narrowed blood vessels.

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Pre-Cordial Leads

Precordial Leads (Pre-cordial means "Before-heart") referring to the EKG leads placed on the chest, (V1, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6). These leads are used to denote the R wave progression on an EKG since they are next to the heart. This is in contrast to leads II, III, AVF, AVR, I, AvL which are leads [...]

TF-TAVR

TF-TAVR: TransFemoral-Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, especially denoting the TF approach to the TAVR procedure

ACS

Acronym for Acute Coronary Syndrome, or a heart attack Acronym for American College of Surgeons, the foundation for Surgeons.

CABG

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, or triple bypass procedure. pronounced “cabbage.”

TAVR

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, a procedure done when a patient has a defective aortic valve, usually aortic stenosis.

AICD

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 […]