Abbreviations Used in Chapter 17

AEDautomated external defibrillator
AFatrial fibrillation
AVatrioventricular
BMIbody mass index
BPblood pressure
CADcoronary artery disease
CARDIACoronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults
CARESCardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival
CIconfidence interval
CPRcardiopulmonary resuscitation
DCMdilated cardiomyopathy
ECGelectrocardiogram
EMSemergency medical services
GWTGGet With The Guidelines
HCMhypertrophic cardiomyopathy
HDheart disease
HFheart failure
HRhazard ratio
ICD-9International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision
ICD-10International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
IHCAin-hospital cardiac arrest
LCLlower confidence limit
LQTSlong-QT syndrome
LVleft ventricular
MImyocardial infarction
OHCAout-of-hospital cardiac arrest
ORodds ratio
PAphysical activity
PARpopulation attributable risk
PVTpolymorphic ventricular tachycardia
ROCResuscitation Outcomes Consortium
RRrelative risk
SDstandard deviation
UCLupper confidence limit
VFventricular fibrillation
VTventricular tachycardia