A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: 8192

Message: Non-static method Low_search_model::load_models() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context

Filename: low_search/base.low_search.php

Line Number: 279

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: 8192

Message: Non-static method Low_title::usage() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context

Filename: low_title/pi.low_title.php

Line Number: 9

Coronary Artery Disease – Glossary

Glossary

ACEI

angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, are a group of pharmaceutical agents used primarily in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure

ACS

acute coronary syndromes

ARBs

angiotensin receptor blockers, are a group of antihypertensive pharmaceutical agents which modulate the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque (made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood) builds up inside the arteries

CAC

coronary artery calcium

CAD

coronary artery disease

CIMT

carotid intima-medial thickness, is a non-invasive marker of coronary artery disease (CAD) and is widely used in practice as an inexpensive, reliable and reproducible method

ECG

electrocardiograph, detection and diagnosis of heart abnormalities by measurement of electrical potentials on the body surface and recording of the electrical currents associated with cardiac activity

ESC

European Society of Cardiology

PCI

percutaneous coronary intervention

PROCAM

Prospective Cardiovascular Münster Study

SIGN

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

STEMI

ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Stenosis

abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway. Carotid artery stenosis is the narrowing of the carotid artery