Appendix III

Abbreviations List

AbbreviationDefinition
ACCAmerican College of Cardiology
ACEangiotensin-converting enzyme
ACSAmerican College of Surgeons
ADAAmerican Diabetes Association
AHAAmerican Heart Association
bpmbeats per minute
CABGcoronary artery bypass graft
CADcoronary artery disease
CARPCoronary Artery Revascularization Prophylaxis
CASSCoronary Artery Surgery Study
CHDcoronary heart disease
CIconfidence interval
CK-MBcreatine kinase–myocardial band
cTnIcardiac troponin I
DECREASEDutch Echocardiographic Cardiac Risk Evaluation Applying Stress Echocardiography
DESdrug-eluting stent(s)
DSEdobutamine stress echocardiography
ECGelectrocardiogram
HFheart failure
HRhazard ratio
ICDimplantable cardioverter-defibrillator
ICUintensive care unit
LVleft ventricle/left ventricular
LVEFleft ventricular ejection fraction
MACEmajor adverse cardiac event(s)
METmetabolic equivalent
MImyocardial infarction
ORodds ratio
PACpulmonary artery catheter
PCIpercutaneous coronary intervention
POBBLEPerioperative Beta Blockade Study
PTCApercutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
RRrelative risk
SCAISociety for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
TEEtransesophageal echocardiography