Heart and Stroke Prevention and Control - Acronyms

ABCS: -
Aspirin, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Management, Smoking Cessation (Million Hearts Initiative)
AHA: -
American Heart Association
ASA: -
American Stroke Association
ASRH: -
Acute Stroke Ready Hospital
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): -
The most common heart disease in the US is coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become hardened and narrowed due to the buildup of plaque.
CVA: -
Cerebrovascular Accident
F.A.S.T.: -
Face drooping, Arm Weakness, Speech Difficulty, Time to Call 911
HDSPC: -
Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Control Program
HTN: -
Hypertension
MI: -
Myocardial Infarction
PSC: -
Primary Stroke Center
STEMI: -
ST elevated Myocardial Infarction
TIA: -
Transient Ischemic Attack
Last Updated: 7/20/2015