Abbreviations Used in Chapter 12

ACCAmerican College of Cardiology
ACTIONAcute Coronary Treatment and Intervention Outcomes Network
AFatrial fibrillation
AHAAmerican Heart Association
AMIacute myocardial infarction
BMIbody mass index
BPblood pressure
CHDcoronary heart disease
CHFcongestive heart failure
CIconfidence interval
CKDchronic kidney disease
CVDcardiovascular disease
DMdiabetes mellitus
eGFRestimated glomerular filtration rate
ESRDend-stage renal disease
GFRglomerular filtration rate
HBPhigh blood pressure
HFheart failure
HRhazard ratio
ICD-10International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
JNC Vfifth report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure
MImyocardial infarction
PADperipheral arterial disease
RRrelative risk
SBPsystolic blood pressure