Abbreviations Used in Chapter 24

ASDatrial septal defect
CABGcoronary artery bypass graft
DESdrug-eluting stent
GWTG-CADGet With the Guidelines–Coronary Artery Disease
HCUPHealthcare Cost and Utilization Project
HLHShypoplastic left heart syndrome
ICD-9-CMInternational Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification
NCHSNational Center for Health Statistics
NHDSNational Hospital Discharge Survey
NHLBINational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
PCIpercutaneous coronary intervention
PTCApercutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
STEMIST-segment–elevation myocardial infarction
STSSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
VSDventricular septal defect