Abbreviations Used in Chapter 21

AAAabdominal aortic aneurysm
AHAAmerican Heart Association
ARICAtherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
CARDIACoronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CHDcoronary heart disease
CHSCardiovascular Health Study
CIconfidence interval
CTcomputed tomography
DMdiabetes mellitus
DVTdeep vein thrombosis
GBDGlobal Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study
HDheart disease
HRhazard ratio
ICDInternational Classification of Diseases
ICD-9International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision
ICD-10International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
IEinfective endocarditis
IRADInternational Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection
LDL-Clow-density lipoprotein cholesterol
LVleft ventricular
NCHSNational Center for Health Statistics
NHDSNational Hospital Discharge Survey
NHLBINational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
ORodds ratio
OVEROpen Versus Endovascular Repair
PEpulmonary embolism
REGARDSReasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke
RRrelative risk
SDstandard deviation
UIuncertainty interval
VTEvenous thromboembolism