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beta-blockers

Block the effect of adrenaline, which slows nerve pulses through the heart, causing a decrease in heart rate - atenolol, metoprolol

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diuretics

Act on kidneys to increase excreation of water and sodium - furosemide, bemetanide

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statins

Lower cholesterol in the blood and reduce its production in the liver by blocking the enzyme that produces it - atorvastatin, simvastatin, simvastatin and ezetimbe

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ASHD

arteriosclerotic heart disease

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AV

atrioventricular; arteriovenous

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BP or B/P

blood pressure

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CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

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CAD

coronary artery disease

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CC

cardiac catheterization

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Chol

cholesterol

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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DVT

deep vein thrombosis

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ECG, EKG

electrocardiogram

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ECHO

echocardiogram, echoencephalography

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HDL

high-density lipoprotein

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HTN

hypertension

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LDL

low-density lipoprotein

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MI

myocardial infarction

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PTCA

percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty