EKG Terminology

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EKG Terminology
2011-04-20 23:48:15
EKG Terminology

EKG Terminology
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  1. AED
    automated external defibrillator
  2. AICD
    automated internal cardioverter-debrillator
  3. AV
  4. AVB
    atrioventricular block
  5. BBB
    bundle branch block
  6. BP
    blood pressure
  7. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  8. CHF
    coronary heart failure
  9. DDD
    a type of dual-chamber pacemaker
  10. EKG
  11. LAD
    left axis deviation or left anterior descending coronary artery
  12. LBBB
    left bundle branch block
  13. LVH
    left ventricular hypertrophy
  14. MI
    myocardium infarction
  15. MmHg
    millimeters of mercury: a unit of measure of blood pressure
  16. PR interval
    interval of time between the P wave and QRS complex
  17. P wave
    EKG wave representing atrial depolarization
  18. P-P interval
    the interval between consecutive P waves
  19. PVC
    premature ventricular contractions or complex
  20. QRS
    the EKG wave representing ventricular depolarization
  21. QT interval
    the interval of time between the beginning of the QRS complex and the end of the T wave
  22. R-R interval
    the interval between consecutive QRS complexes
  23. RBBB
    right bundle branch block
  24. RCA
    right coronary artery
  25. RVH
    right ventricular hypertrophy
  26. SA
  27. ST segment
    segment joining the QRS complex and T waves
  28. SVT
    supraventricular tachycardia
  29. T wave
    the EKG wave representing ventricular repolarization
  30. U wave
    the EKG wave sometimes seen following the T wave
  31. VVI
    a type of single-chamber pacemaker