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Disease Process Abbreviations

Hi! I am currently doing some clinical homework on disease processes. I was wondering if someone would be willing to double check my use of abbreviations and maybe help me with a couple I could not figure out. I really appreciate it!

CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident (Stroke)

COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

CHF Congestive Heart Failure

MS Multiple Sclerosis

GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

UTI Urinary Tract Infection

The ones I am having a hard time with are: (I would be happy with hints so that I can figure it out on my own-if it is possible)

HTN (Something to do with Hypertension?)

CAD (Maybe Coronary Artery Disease?)

Again, I am grateful for any help!

YoungWiseWoman

Specializes in ICU.

hi,

everything looks ok to me! i used to have a problem identifying htn as hypertension too, so i am sure that's right. hopefully you will get more responses, so you can get an a on your assignment. :) ketcia:)

hi,

everything looks ok to me! i used to have a problem identifying htn as hypertension too, so i am sure that's right. hopefully you will get more responses, so you can get an a on your assignment. :) ketcia:)

thank you! most of are easy to figure out-but then you get the few where you think, "who thought of this? :confused: "

thanks again!

Hi! I am currently doing some clinical homework on disease processes. I was wondering if someone would be willing to double check my use of abbreviations and maybe help me with a couple I could not figure out. I really appreciate it!

CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident (Stroke)

COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

CHF Congestive Heart Failure

MS Multiple Sclerosis

GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

UTI Urinary Tract Infection

The ones I am having a hard time with are: (I would be happy with hints so that I can figure it out on my own-if it is possible)

HTN (Something to do with Hypertension?)

CAD (Maybe Coronary Artery Disease?)

Again, I am grateful for any help!

You got 'em right.....HTN= hypertension, CAD= coronary artery disease....

good luck!

AuntieRN

Specializes in Med/Surg.

Yes you got the right...Good luck!!!

Thank you! I feel so much better having people confirm it!

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