Abbreviations

AbbreviationMeaning
ARDSAdult/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
BALBronchoalveolar lavage
BSDBrain stem death
COCardiac output
CTComputerized axial tomography (or cardiothoracic)
CVCCentral venous catheter
CVPCentral venous pressure
DBDDonation after brain death
DCDDonation after circulatory death
DSEDobutamine stress echocardiography
ECGElectrocardiogram
EFEjection fraction
ETEndotracheal intubation
ETTEndotracheal tube
EVLPEx vivo lung perfusion
ICUIntensive Care Unit
ISHLTInternational Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
ITUIntensive Therapy Unit, also known as Intensive Care Unit
IVCInferior vena cava
LVLeft ventricular
NRPNormothermic regional perfusion
PA Pulmonary artery
PACPulmonary artery catheter
PAPPulmonary arterial pressure
PCWPPulmonary capillary wedge pressure
PEEPPositive end-expiratory pressure
PGDPrimary graft dysfunction
SAHSub arachnoid haemorrhage
SVCSuperior vena cava
TLCTotal lung capacity
TTETransthoracic echocardiogram