Appendix 3

Abbreviations List

ACC = American College of Cardiology
ACCF = American College of Cardiology Foundation
AF = Atrial fibrillation
AHA = American Heart Association
AMI = Acute myocardial infarction
AMIOVIRT = Amiodarone Versus Implantable Defibrillator in Patients with Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy and Asymptomatic Nonsustained Ventricular Tachycardia
ARVD/C = Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy
ATP = Antitachycardia pacing
AV = Atrioventricular
AVID = Antiarrhythmics Versus Implantable Defibrillators
CABG-Patch = Coronary Artery Bypass Graft-Patch
CARE-HF = Cardiac Resynchronization in Heart Failure
CASH = Cardiac Arrest Study Hamburg
CAT = Cardiomyopathy Trial
CI = Confidence interval
CIDS = Canadian Implantable Defibrillator Study
CIED = Cardiovascular implantable electronic devices
CARE-HF = Cardiac Resynchronization in Heart Failure
COMPANION = Comparison of Medical Therapy, Pacing, and Defibrillation in Heart Failure Trial
CRT = Cardiac resynchronization therapy
CRT-D = Cardiac resynchronization therapy device incorporating both pacing and defibrillation capabilities
CRT-P = Cardiac resynchronization device providing pacing but not defibrillation capability
CTOPP = Canadian Trial of Physiologic Pacing
DAVID = Dual Chamber and VVI Implantable Defibrillator
DCM = Dilated cardiomyopathy
DDD = Dual-chamber pacemaker that senses/paces in the atrium/ventricle and is inhibited/triggered by intrinsic rhythm
DEFINITE = Defibrillators in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy Treatment Evaluation
DINAMIT = Defibrillator in Acute Myocardial Infarction Trial
ECG = Electrocardiograph
GDMT = Guideline-directed medical therapy
HCM = Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
HR = Hazard ratio
HRS = Heart Rhythm Society
ICD = Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
LBBB = Left bundle-branch block
LV = Left ventricular/left ventricle
LVEF = Left ventricular ejection fraction
MADIT-CRT = Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
MADIT I = Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial I
MADIT II = Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial II
MI = Myocardial infarction
MIRACLE ICD II = Multicenter InSync ICD Randomized Clinical Evaluation II
MOST = Mode Selection Trial
MUSTT = Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy in the Multicenter UnSustained Tachycardia Trial
NYHA = New York Heart Association
PainFREE Rx II = Pacing Fast VT Reduces Shock Therapies Trial II
PASE = Pacemaker Selection in the Elderly
PAVE = Left Ventricular-Based Cardiac Stimulation Post AV Nodal Ablation Evaluation Study
QOL = Quality of life
RAFT = Resynchronization-Defibrillation for Ambulatory Heart Failure Trial
REVERSE = Resynchronization Reverses Remodeling in Systolic Left Ventricular Dysfunction
RR = Relative risk
RV = Right ventricular/right ventricle
RVA = Right ventricular apical
RWI = Relationships with industry and other entities
SCD = Sudden cardiac death
SCD-HeFT = Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure Trial
SND = Sinus node dysfunction
SVT = Supraventricular tachycardia
TF = Task Force
TTM = Transtelephonic monitoring
UK-PACE = United Kingdom Pacing and Cardiovascular Events
VF = Ventricular fibrillation
VPS = Vasovagal Pacemaker Study I
VPS-II = Vasovagal Pacemaker Study II
VT = Ventricular tachycardia