Cardiovascular (Cardiology) Common Words / Terms For Medical Transcriptionists


amaurosis fugax

aneurysm

angina pectoris

angiocardiography

angiogram

angiography

angioplasty

anterolateral

aorta

aortic septal defect

aortic stenosis

arrhythmia

arteriosclerosis

ASD = atrial septal defect

asystole

atherosclerosis

atrial fibrillation

atrial tachycardia

atrioventricular nodal tachycardia

atrioventricular node

AV block = atrioventricular block

AV nodal reentry tachycardia

beta blocker

bifascicular block

bradycardia

Bruce protocol

bruit

bundle branch block

bundle of His

calcium channel blocker

cardiac arrest

cardiac catheterization

cardiac enzymes

Cardiolite

cardiomegaly

cardiomyopathy

cardioversion

carotid bruit

CK = creatine kinase

claudication

click

coarctation of the aorta

congenital heart disease

congestive heart failure or CHF

coronary angioplasty

coronary arteries

coronary artery bypass graft or CABG (sounds “cabbage”)

coronary artery disease or CAD

coronary bypass surgery

coronary steal syndrome

CPK = creatine phosphokinase

CPK-MB = creatine phosphokinase of muscle band

crescendo-decrescendo

diastole

diastolic murmur

digitalis

digoxin

dobutamine stress echocardiography

Doppler ultrasound flowmeter

downward sloping

ECG = electrocardiogram

echocardiography

ejection murmur

electrocardiogram

electrocardiography

emboli

embolus

endarterectomy

endocarditis

endocardium

fibrillation

flutter

fusion beats

gallium scan

gallop

global hypokinesis

heave

hemiblock

holosystolic murmur

Holter monitor

infarction

inferior lead

interatrial septum

interval

interventricular septum

ischemia

LBBB = left bundle branch block

LVH = left ventricular hypertrophy

MB fraction

MI = mitral insufficiency

MI = myocardial infarction

mitral regurgitation

mitral stenosis

mitral valve

mitral valve prolapse

Mobitz type I heart block

Mobitz type II heart block

multivessel

murmur

myocardium

narrow complex tachycardia

necrosis

nitro paste = nitroglycerin paste

nitroglycerin

NSR (normal sinus rhythm)

PAC = premature atrial contraction

P-R interval

pacemaker

palpitations

PDA or patent ductus arteriosus

pericardial tamponade

pericarditis

pericarditis-myocarditis syndrome

pericardium

Persantine stress test

Persantine thallium stress test

phlebitis

phlebotomy

porcine prosthetic valve

precordium

prosthetic click

PSVT = paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia

PTCA = percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

PVC = premature ventricular contraction

Q wave

QRS alternans

QRS changes

QRS complex

QRS complex tachycardia

QRS interval

QRS vector

QRS-ST junction

QRS-T changes

QRST interval

Q-T interval

quadrigeminy

R wave

Raynaud phenomenon

RBBB = right bundle branch block

regurgitation

rheumatic heart disease

right ventricular hypertrophy or RVH

ROMI = rule out myocardial infarction

rub

septal defect

septum

sestamibi

sestamibi stress test

sick sinus syndrome

sinoatrial node

sinus bradycardia

situs solitus

ST depression

ST elevation

ST segment

ST segment depression

ST segment elevation

steal syndrome

ST-T wave

supraventricular tachycardia or SVT

systole

systolic ejection murmur

systolic whoop

T wave

tachybrady

tachycardia-bradycardia syndrome or tachy-brady syndrome

tachydysrhythmia

TEE (transesophageal echocardiography)

tetralogy of Fallot

thallium stress test

thrill

thrombolytic therapy

t-PA or tissue plasminogen activator

transesophageal echocardiography or TEE

treadmill stress test

tricuspid regurgitation

tricuspid valve

troponin I 

troponin T

valvuloplasty

Vas-Cath

vascular insult

vasoconstriction

vegetation

vena cava

Wenckebach

white-coat hypertension

wide complex tachycardia

WPW (Wolff-Parkinson-White) syndrome




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