1. Last week in clinical on the MAR the first DX was ASVD....what is this? I have looked in Merck, Tabors, and did internet search but to no avail.

    Thanks in advance,

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  3. by   NICU_Nurse
    This is a wild guess here, but how about ateriosclerotic vascular disease? Or atherosclerotic vascular disease? Either of those could be abbreviated to ASVD. Do either of those fit your patient? I looked it up at Pharma-Lexicon, and also got this list of possible matches:

    Volume Dead Space
    Volume of Distribution

    Vapor Density
    Vascular Disease
    Vasodilation, Vasodilator
    Venereal Disease
    Venous Dilation
    Venous Distention
    Ventilation per Minute of Dead Space (VD)
    Ventricular Dilator
    Ventricule Droit
    Vertical Deviation
    Vertical Divergence
    Video Disk
    Viral Diarrhea

    (I looked up 'VD' and these are the possibilities it came up with.)

    Personally, I like the whole 'viral diarrhea' exciting. ;>P Hope this helps!!
    Last edit by NICU_Nurse on Aug 28, '03
    Perhaps a little more info? What unit was the pt. on? I'm guessing it's cardiac? Either the one previously mentioned, or some type of defect (although this one looks like it would be every kind of defect!)

    Unless the pt just had A Sterile Vaginal Delivery.

    :chuckle :chuckle Heather
  5. by   disher
    A sterile vaginal delivery!! LOL
    Maybe you could check the diagnosis in the admission notes, let us know was it viral diarrhea or atherosclerotic vascular disease.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    what is a sterile vag delivery? no such animal trust me.
  7. by   EMTPTORN
    This client was in a nursing home. He has several DX on his chart:

    hypothyroidism, IDDM, Parkinsons, AD, and cataracts....

    no history of cardiac that I can remember, and the viral infection guess???hmmm......???

    This friday i will see him again, and I am going to ask the regular curiousity awaits the answer...
  8. by   NICU_Nurse
    I do know that diabetics tend to have high cholesterol and excess fatty plaques in their vessels; I'm still going with vascular disease. Diabetics are at huge risk for that- much more so than the average person. Perhaps it was newly diagnosed? What meds had been prescribed for this patient? If you list them off, maybe we can figure out what it is. ;>P
    Randy - you didn't say in either of your posts if this was your patient that you were taking care of, or just something you happened to come across.

    In any event, never be afraid to ask the nurses on the floor questions. Not only helps you get the answers you need, but it helps you to weed out the good nurses from the bad

  10. by   NRSKarenRN
    Old days ASCVD = arteriosclerosis cardiovascular disease, have seen it shorted to ASVD recently; please check with the nurse to be sure.

    REcently, our intake staff has been coming under fire from clinical managers as terminology coming from hospitals is getting the name of brevity we are getting accronyms + symbbols as diagnosis listed on referral forms. If not standard across most of healthcare community. Diagnosis: USA had me stumped--call to discharge planner revealed hospitals term for Unstable angina....we all had laugh; but when you get to a patients home and they say they were only in the hospital for toe wound and deny heart problems it doen's look funny anymore.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on May 29, '02
  11. by   LilgirlRN
    atrio-septal-ventral defect?
  12. by   Zee_RN
    That was my first thought, too, LilgirlRN -- but it would be AVSD. AVSD = Atrioventricular Septal Defect.

    Are you sure you have the initials in the right order, EMTPTORN?
    Thank you Zee, I knew those words all fit together somehow!

    uh oh.. double post...

    my fingers got a little happy on that one!