Abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms
The infection-cortisol group is new, so I borrowed a starter set of abbreviations from the AFIBsupport group. We will revise it as needed. There is an extensive glossary of related terms at⁄attach⁄Glossary.pdf.

Afib         Atrial Fibrillation. Also, A-FIB, AF, and Afib
AIUI         As I Understand It
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
EKG         Electrocardiogram, also called ECG
ER         Emergency Room
IBS         Irritable Bowel Syndrome
ICG         infection-cortisol group, a Yahoo discussion group
IMHO         In My humble⁄honest opinion
MS         Metabolic syndrome or Multiple Sclerosis
NHS         National Health Service (British?)
SCD         Sudden cardiac Death (Linked to Chlamydophila pneumoniae)
TIA         Transient Ischemic Attack.

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