2

24/7
24 hours a day, seven days a week

2D
Two-dimensional

3

3D
Three-dimensional

3D-RA
3-Dimensional Rotational Angiography

A

AAA
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

ACom
Anterior Communicating Artery

ACHD
Adult Congenital Heart Disease

ACS
Acute Coronary Syndrome

ADRC
Automatic Dose Rate Control

AF
Atrial Fibrillation

AFL
Atrial Flutter

AIS
Acute Ischemic Stroke

AKR
Air Kerma Rate

ALARA
As Low As Reasonably Achievable

AMI
Acute Myocardial Infarction

Angiography
Looking at blood vessels by x-ray and contrast injection

Angioplasty
Widening of narrowings in vessels, often with balloons

ASD PFO
Atrial Septal Defect and Patent Foramen Ovale Occlusion

ASE
American Society of Echocardiography

ATA
Anterior Tibial Artery

AUC
Appropriate Use Criteria

AV 
Aortic valve (Atrio-Ventricular : AV node  / AV fistulas or Aortic Valve) 

AV
Atrio Ventricular (AV node  / AV fistulas or Aortic Valve)

B

BPH
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

BRT
Balloon Remodeling Technique

C

CA
Cerebral Aneurysm

CAD
Coronary Artery Disease

CBCT
Cone Beam Computed Tomography

CCA
Common Carotid Artery

CLI
Critical Limb Ischemia

CRM
Cardiac Rhythm Management

CRT
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

CS
Coronary Sinus

CT
Computed Tomography

CTA
Computed Tomography Angiography

CTO
Chronic Total Occlusion

D

DAP
Dose Area Product

DAS
Digital Subtraction Angiography

E

ECA
External Carotid Artery

Embolization
Blocking of blood vessels by introducing e.g. microparticles

Endovascular Intervention
Treatment using endovascular techniques

Endovascular
Within a blood vessel

EP
Electrophysiology

EPD
Embolic Protection Device

ESD
Entrance Surface Dose

EVAR
Endovascular Aortic Repair

F

Fluoroscopy
Instrument for taking live x-ray images during an operation

FO
Fossa Ovalis

FOV
Field Of View

G

G5
Generation 5 of Mentice 3 tracker haptic device

I

IABP
Intra Aortic Balloon Pump

ICA
Internal Carotid Artery

ICCU
Intensive Cardiac Care Unit

ICD
Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

ICE
IntraCardiac Echocardiography

ICP
Intra Cranial Pressure

INR
Interventional Neuroradiology

IR
Interventional Radiology

IRP
Interventional Reference Point

IV
Intravenous

IVC
Inferior Vena Cava

K

KAP
Kerma Area Product

L

LA
Left Atrium

LA 
Left Atrial

LAA
Left Atrial Appendage

LAD
Left Anterior Descending artery

LBBB
Left Bundle Branch Block

LCX
Left Circumflex artery

Lesion
Region in an organ or tissue that has suffered damage

LIPV
Left Inferior Pulmonary Vein

LAX
Long-axis

LSPV
Left Superior Pulmonary Vein

LV
Left Ventricle/Ventricular

LVAD
Left Ventricle Assist Device

LVEF
Left Ventricle Ejection Fraction

M

MACE
Major Adverse Cardiac Event

MCA
Middle Cerebral Artery

ME 
Midesophageal

MI
Myocardial Infarction

MINOCA
Myocardial Infarction with Non-Obstructive Coronary Arteries

MV
Mitral Valve

MVD
Multivessel Disease

NSTEMI
Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
O.D.
Omni Die (once a day)

P

PA
Pulmonary artery

PAD
Peripheral Arterial Disease

PAE
Prostatic Artery Embolization

PCA
Posterior Carotid artery

PCI
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Percutaneous
Through the skin

PET
Positron Emission Tomography

PFO
Patent Foramen Ovale

PN
Phrenic Nerve

PNS
Phrenic Nerve Stimulation

P.O.
Per os (orally)

PSA
Pacing Systems Analyzer

PSD
Peak Skin Dose

PV
Pulmonary Vein

PVC
Premature Ventricular Contraction

PVI
Pulmonary Vein Isolation

PVP
Pulmonary Vein Potential

R

RA
Right Atrium

RBBB
Right Bundle Branch Block

RCA 
Right Coronary Artery

REBOA
Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta

RF Ablation
Radiofrequency Ablation

RIPV
Right Inferior Pulmonary Vein

RSPV
Right Superior Pulmonary Vein

rTAA
Ruptured Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

rAAA
Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

RV
Right Ventricle/Ventricular 

RVOT
Right Ventricular Outflow Tract

S

SACT
Stent Assisted Coiling Technique

SaO2
Arterial Oxygen Saturation 

SAX
Short-axis

SBP
Systolic Blood Pressure

S.C. 
Subcutaneous

SCA
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

SFA
Superficial Femoral Artery

SPECT
Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography

SR
Sinus Rythm

Stenosis
Abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body

STEMI
ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Stent
Tube-shaped metal mesh used to open up blood vessels

SVC
Superior Vena Cava

T

TAA
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

TACE
Transarterial Chemoembolization

TAD
Thoracic Aortic Dissection

TAI
Traumatic Aortic Injuries

TEE
Transesophageal Echocardiography

TEVAR
Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair

TG
Transgastric

TIA
Transient Ischemic Attack

Thrombus
Blood clot formed within vessel and impeding blood flow

TP
Transseptal Puncture

TURP
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate

TV
Tricuspid Valve

U

UAE
Uterine Artery Embolization

UE
Upper esophageal

UFE
Uterine fibroid embolization  (alternative to Uterine Artery Embolization)

V

VES
Ventricular Extra Systoles

VIST
Vascular Intervention Simulation Trainer

VF
Ventricular fibrillation (V-fib or VF

VFib
Ventricular fibrillation (V-fib or VF)

VT
Ventricular Tachycardia