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AMI: Acute Myocardial Infarction
ACC: American College of Cardiology
AHA: American Heart Association
ACEi: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitor
AR: Aortic Regurgitation
AS: Aortic Stenosis
AV: Aortic Valve
AVR: Aortic Valve Replacement
AF: Atrial Fibrillation
Afl: Atrial Flutter
AV: Atrial Ventricular
AICD: Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
BAV: Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty
BMV: Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty
BPM: Beats per Minute
BP: Blood Pressure
BMI: Body Mass Index
BNP: Brain Natiuretic Peptide
CCT: Cardiac Computed Tomography
CRT: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
CMP: Cardiomyopathy
CV: Cardioversion
CVA: Cerebral Vascular Accident
CXR: Chest X-Ray
cbc: Complete blood count
CHF: Congestive Heart Failure
COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CT: Computed Tomography
CAD: Coronary artery disease
DE-CMR: Delayed Enhancement Cardiac MRI
DCM: Dilated Cardiomyopathy
DES: Drug Eluting Stent
EF: Ejection Fraction
ECG: Electrocardiogram
EP: Electrophysiologic
ED: Emergency Department
EMB: Endomyocardial biopsy
HR: Heart Rate
HTN: Hypertension
HCM: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
ICD: Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator
IVC: Inferior Vena Cava
INR: International Normalized Ratio
IABP: Intraaortic Balloon Pump
IV: Intravenous
IVDA: Intravenous Drug Abuse
LA: Left Atrium
LAA: Left Atrial Appendage
LAD: Left Anterior Descending
LV: Left Ventricle
L: Liter
LVAD: Left Ventricular Assist Device
LVH: Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
MRA: Magnetic Resonance Angiography
MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MR: Mitral regurgitation
MS: Mitral Stenosis
MVP: Mitral Valve Prolapse
MV: Mitral Valve
MI: Myocardial Infarction
NYHA: New York Heart Association
NSAIDS: Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
O2: Oxygen
PLAX: Parasternal long axis
PND: Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea
PCI: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
PET-CT: Positron Emmision Tomography-Computed Tomography
PA: Pulmonary Artery
PASP: Pulmonary Artery Systolic Pressure
PH: Pulmonary Hypertension
PR: Pulmonary Regurgitation
PS: Pulmonary Stenosis
PV: Pulmonary Valve
RWT: Relative Wall Thickness
RA: Right Atrium
RCA: Right Coronary Artery
RV: Right Ventricle
RVSP: Right Ventricular Systolic Pressure
SVG: Saphenous Vein Graft
STS: Society of Thoracic Surgeons
SEC: Spontaneous echocardiographic contrast
SVC: Superior Vena Cava
SBP: Systolic Blood Pressure
TAVR: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
3D: Three-Dimensional
TEE: Transesophageal Echocardiography
TIA: Transient Ischemic Attack
TTE: Transthoracic Echocardiography
TR: Tricuspid Regurgitation
TS: Tricuspid Stenosis
TV: Tricuspid Valve
2-D: Two-Dimensional
VSD: Ventricular Septal Defect
VT: Ventricular Tachycardia

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