Commonly Used Abbreviations in
Pediatric Cardiology

In alphabetical order
AI aortic insufficiency
ALCA anomalous left coronary artery
AO aorta
AS       aortic stenosis
ASD atrial septal defect
AVB atrioventricular block
AVC atrioventricular canal
AVR aortic valve replacement
DILV double inlet left ventricle
DORV double outlet right ventricle
d-TGA   transposition of the great arteries with normal looping of the heart
ECG electrocardiography
EKG electrocardiography
HLH   hypoplastic left heart syndrome
HTN hypertension
LA left atrium
LAE    left aerial enlargement
LPA left pulmonary artery
l-TGA   transposition of the great arteries with abnormal looping of the heart
LV left ventricle
LVH left ventricular hypertrophy
LVOT left ventricular outflow tract
MPA main pulmonary artery
MR mitral regurgitation
PDA patent ductus arteriosus
PFO patent foramen ovale
PI   pulmonary insufficiency
PS    pulmonary stenosis
RA right atrium
RAE    right atrial enlargement
RHD rheumatic heart disease
RPA right pulmonary artery
RSR' a type of QRS complex waves on electrocardiograph
RV right ventricle
RVH right ventricular hypertrophy
SBE subacute bacterial endocarditis
SV  single ventricle
TAPVR   total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage
TR   tricuspid regurgitation
TOF tetralogy of Fallot
VSD ventricular septal defect
WPW Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome

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