Abbreviations

 

 

ACS

acute coronary syndrome

aPTT

activated partial thromboplastin time

AF

atrial fibrillation

ASA

acetylsalicylic acid

CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

CAD

coronary artery disease

CHADS2

score for estimating the risk of stroke in patients with atrial
fibrillation (C = congestive heart failure, H = hypertension,
A = Age, D = diabetes mellitus, S2 = prior stroke or TIA)

CNS

central nervous system

CV

cardiovascular

DVT

deep-vein thrombosis

EF

ejection fraction

INR

international normalized ratio

ISTH

International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis

ITT

intention to treat

IU

international unit

i.v.

intravenous

LMWH

low-molecular-weight heparin

MD

medical doctor

MI

myocardial infarction

NSTEMI

non-ST-elevated myocardial infarction

PCI

percutaneous coronary intervention

PE

pulmonary embolism

p.o.

per os

PTCA

percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

RR

relative risk

RRR

relative risk reduction

s.c.

subcutaneous

STEMI

ST-elevation myocardial infarction

TIA

transient ischemic attack

UA

unstable angina

UFH

unfractionated heparin

VKA

vitamin K antagonist

vs.

versus

VTE

venous thromboembolism

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