My jargon-free glossary

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by Carolyn Thomas    @HeartSisters 

Like any exclusive club, heart disease has its own complex jargon, understandable only by other members of the club, particularly by cardiac care experts – not patients!   If you need a translator, just click here to find my patient-friendly, jargon-free glossary of the most common acronyms/terms/abbreviations you’ll likely find around the cardiac ward.

NOTE from CAROLYN:  This entire patient-friendly, jargon-free glossary (all 8,000 words!) is now part of my book A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press, November 2017).   You can ask for it at your local bookshop, or order it online (paperback, hardcover or e-book) at Amazon, or order it directly from my publisher, Johns Hopkins University Press (use the JHUP code HTWN to save 20% off the list price).