Abbreviations


AED - Automated external defibrillator

A-FIB - Atrial Fibrillation

AICD - Automated internal cardioverter defibrillator

CABG - Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting - bypass surgery

CAD - Coronary Artery Disease

CHD - Coronary Heart Disease

CFIDS - Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome

CHF - Congestive Heart Failure

CM - CardioMyopathy

COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

CVA - Cardiovascular Accident (stroke)

DCM - Dilated CardioMyopathy

HCM - Hypertrophic CardioMyopathy

IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome

ICD - Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

ICM - Idiopathic CardioMyopathy

IDCM - Idiopathic Dilated CardioMyopathy

GERD - Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

LBBB - Left Bundle Branch Block

MI - Myocardial Infarction, also known as heart attack

MS - Multiple Sclerosis

MVP - Mitral Valve Prolapse

PPCM - PeriPartum CardioMyopathy

PH -Pulmonary Hypertension

PM - Pacemaker

PVCs - Pre-Ventricular Contractions

PVD - Peripheral Vascular Disease

RCM - Restrivtive Cardiomyopathy

RFA - Radio Frequency Ablation

RLS - Restless Legs Syndrome

SCD - Sudden cardic Death

SVT - SupraVentricular Tachycardia

TIA - Transient Ischemic Attack

TMJ - TemproMandibular Joint

V-tach - Ventricular Tachycardia


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Last Modified on Oct 17, 2001