Abbreviations Used in Chapter 7

AAAabdominal aortic aneurysm
ABIankle-brachial index
ACSacute coronary syndrome
AFatrial fibrillation
BMIbody mass index
CACcoronary artery calcification
CADcoronary artery disease
CARDIoGRAMplusC4DCoronary Artery Disease Genome-wide Replication and Meta-Analysis (CARDIOGRAM) plus the Coronary Artery Disease (C4D) Genetics Consortium
CHDcoronary heart disease
CIconfidence interval
CRPC-reactive protein
CVDcardiovascular disease
DBPdiastolic blood pressure
DMdiabetes mellitus
FHSFramingham Heart Study
GFRglomerular filtration rate
HbA1chemoglobin A1c (glycosylated hemoglobin)
HDheart disease
HDL-Chigh-density lipoprotein cholesterol
HFheart failure
HRhazard ratio
LDL-Clow-density lipoprotein cholesterol
MImyocardial infarction
NHANESNational Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NHLBINational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
ORodds ratio
PADperipheral artery disease
SBPsystolic blood pressure
SEstandard error
SNPsingle-nucleotide polymorphism
VTEvenous thromboembolism