Abbreviations Used in Chapter 20

ABCHealth, Aging, and Body Composition Study
ACEIangiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
ADHEREAcute Decompensated Heart Failure Registry
ARICAtherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
BMIbody mass index
BNPB-type natriuretic peptide
BPblood pressure
CADcoronary artery disease
CARDIACoronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study
CHDcoronary heart disease
CHSCardiovascular Health Study
CIconfidence interval
CRPC-reactive protein
CVDcardiovascular disease
DMdiabetes mellitus
EDemergency department
EFejection fraction
FHSFramingham Heart Study
HbA1chemoglobin A1c (glycosylated hemoglobin)
HBPhigh blood pressure
HCMhypertrophic cardiomyopathy
HDheart disease
HFheart failure
HRhazard ratio
ICD-10International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
ICD-9International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision
LVleft ventricular
MESAMulti-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
MImyocardial infarction
NAMCSNational Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NCHSNational Center for Health Statistics
NHnon-Hispanic
NHAMCSNational Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
NHANESNational Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NHDSNational Hospital Discharge Survey
NHLBINational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
PAphysical activity
PARpopulation attributable risk
RRrelative risk
SBPsystolic blood pressure