Abbreviations Used in Chapter 4

ACCAmerican College of Cardiology
ACSacute coronary syndrome
AHAAmerican Heart Association
AMIacute myocardial infarction
APangina pectoris
ARICAtherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
BMIbody mass index
BPblood pressure
BRFSSBehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CADcoronary artery disease
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CHDcoronary heart disease
CHSCardiovascular Health Study
CIconfidence interval
CRUSADECan Rapid Stratification of Unstable Angina patients Suppress ADverse outcomes with Early implementation of the ACC/AHA guidelines
CVDcardiovascular disease
EDemergency department
EMSemergency medical services
FHSFramingham Heart Study
GRACEGlobal Registry of Acute Coronary Events
HFheart failure
HMOhealth maintenance organization
ICDInternational Classification of Diseases
METmetabolic equivalent
MImyocardial infarction
NAMCSNational Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NCHSNational Center for Health Statistics
NHAMCSNational Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NHANESNational Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NHDSNational Hospital Discharge Survey
NHISNational Health Interview Study
NHLBINational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NSTE ACSnon–ST-segment–elevation acute coronary syndromes
PAphysical activity
PCIpercutaneous coronary intervention
STEMIST-segment–elevation MI
UAunstable angina
WISEWomen’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation