Appendix 3

2007 Abbreviations List

  • ACC = American College of Cardiology

  • ACE = angiotensin-converting enzyme

  • ACS = American College of Surgeons

  • ADA = American Diabetes Association

  • AHA = American Heart Association

  • bpm = beats per minute

  • CABG = coronary artery bypass graft

  • CAD = coronary artery disease

  • CARP = Coronary Artery Revascularization Prophylaxis

  • CASS = Coronary Artery Surgery Study

  • CHD = coronary heart disease

  • CI = confidence interval

  • CK-MB= creatine kinase-myocardial band

  • cTnI = cardiac troponin I

  • DECREASE = Dutch Echocardiographic Cardiac Risk Evaluation Applying Stress Echocardiography

  • DES = drug-eluting stent(s)

  • DSE = dobutamine stress echocardiography

  • ECG = electrocardiogram

  • HF = heart failure

  • HR = hazard ratio

  • ICD = implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

  • ICU = intensive care unit

  • LV = left ventricle/left ventricular

  • LVEF = left ventricular ejection fraction

  • MACE = major adverse cardiac event(s)

  • MET = metabolic equivalent

  • MI = myocardial infarction

  • OR = odds ratio

  • PAC = pulmonary artery catheter

  • PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention

  • POBBLE = Perioperative Beta Blockade Study

  • PTCA = percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

  • RR = relative risk

  • SCAI = Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

  • TEE = transesophageal echocardiography