Appendix 3

Abbreviation List

ACE = angiotensin-converting enzyme
ACS = acute coronary syndrome
AF = atrial fibrillation
ARB = angiotensin receptor blocker
AV = atrioventricular
BMS = bare-metal stent
BP = blood pressure
CABG = coronary artery bypass graft
COX-2 = cyclooxygenase-II enzyme
CPR = cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CrCl = creatinine clearance
D2B = door-to-balloon (device)
DAPT = dual antiplatelet therapy
DES = drug-eluting stent
ECG = electrocardiogram/electrocardiographic
ED = emergency department
EF = ejection fraction
EMS = emergency medical services
FMC = first medical contact
GP = glycoprotein
HF = heart failure
HIT = heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
IABP = intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation
ICD = implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
ICH = intracranial hemorrhage
LBBB = left bundle-branch block
LDL = low-density lipoprotein
LV = left ventricular
LVEF = left ventricular ejection fraction
MI = myocardial infarction
NRMI = National Registry of Myocardial Infarction
PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention
RCT = randomized controlled trial
RV = right ventricular
SCD = sudden cardiac death
STEMI = ST-elevation myocardial infarction
TIMI = Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction
UFH = unfractionated heparin
VF = ventricular fibrillation
VT = ventricular tachycardia