Abbreviations Used in Chapter 1

AHAAmerican Heart Association
AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality
APangina pectoris
ARICAtherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
BPblood pressure
BRFSSBehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CHSCardiovascular Health Study
CVDcardiovascular disease
DMdiabetes mellitus
EDemergency department
FHSFramingham Heart Study
GCNKSSGreater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Study
HDheart disease
HFheart failure
ICDInternational Classification of Diseases
ICD-9-CMInternational Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification, 9th Revision
ICD-10International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
MEPSMedical Expenditure Panel Survey
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
NHHCSNational Home and Hospice Care Survey
NHISNational Health Interview Survey
NHLBINational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NINDSNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NNHSNational Nursing Home Survey
PADperipheral artery disease
WHOWorld Health Organization
YRBSSYouth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
  • See Glossary (Chapter 27) for explanation of terms.