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  • Abbreviation Confusion

    I decided to check out all these abbreviations in the glossary of the small book I recieved from you, and SOB, PCV, etc. are not explained. Now how is a newbie supposed to figure out these many initials???

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    Hey Newbie,

    It's not easy...huh??

    SOB means son of a b.......oh...sorry, wrong one! It stands for shortness of shortness of breath while PVC or VPC means premature ventricular contraction.

    Take care. It's a good book. A great deal to digest!

    Karen

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    • #3
      lol!!

      Just shortness of breath will do! Shortness of shortness of breath sounds dreadful!

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      • #4
        oops

        Maybe those will make it into the second edition.

        Also, when I ever write the FAQ (yes, my bad) it will have abbreviations in it.

        S

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        • #5
          well actually shortness of shortness of breath sounds like a good thing,LOL
          Allways remember you cannot control the wind!!
          However you can adjust your sails!!

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          • #6
            OK since Sarah put herself out there on this one... I will hit her....
            Oh Sarah dear... how many times I have I asked you to send me the FAQ's for the board...the ones YOU asked to write up...oh 5 months ago???
            HMMMMMM?
            HINK HINT.......

            Love,
            Lisa
            Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
            YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

            Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
            lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
            Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
            Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
            Currently not obstructed
            Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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