Norwegian Forest Cat HCM DNA Research Project


Cardiac Acronyms

useful data compiled from various sources as noted below

submitted by Colleen McGrady/Finnishline, NY


What the acronyms stand for:
LVFW = Left Ventricular Free Wall
RVFW = Right Ventricular Free Wall
LVID = Left Ventricular Internal Diameter
RVID = Right Ventricular Internal Diameter
IVS = Intraventricular Septum
The abbreviations:

First the measurements in diastole (when the heart is maximum relaxed)
Now the measurements in systole (when the heart is at its maximum contraction)

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