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BP

Pressure of blood in the circulatory system

COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Number of lung diseases blocking the airway, making it difficult to breathe

CVA

Cerebral vascular accident - Damage to the brain, from interruption of the oxygen/blood supply

TEDS

Thrombo embolic deterrent stockings - prevents blood from clotting, improving blood circulation with compression

CCF

Congestive cardiac failure - insufficient pump of blood supply maintained to meet body's need.

Ortho

Orthopaedic - dealing with correction of deformities of bones and muscles

PEG

Percutaneaus endoscopic gastrostomy - tube passed thro patients stomach thro abdominal wall, form of feeding when oral intake is inadequate.

Hb

Haemoglobin - red protein which is responsible for transporting oxygen in blood

MI

Myocardial Infarction - blockage of blood flow to the heart muscle