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ACRONYMS & DEFINITIONS
Abd Circ Abdominal circumference
ASA Acetylsalicylic Acid or Aspirin
ACS Acute Coronary Syndrome
ADR Adverse drug reaction
ACR Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio
ACC American College of Cardiology
ACSM American College of Sports Medicine
AHA American Heart Association
ABI Ankle Brachial Index
BPM Beats per minute
BP Blood pressure
BMI Body mass index
CACR Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation
CCS Canadian Cardiovascular society
CDA Canadian Diabetes Association
CHEP Canadian hypertension
CSEP Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
CRNB Cardiac Rehab New Brunswick
CR Cardiac Rehabilitation
CWIC Cardiac Wellness Institute of Calgary
CVD Cardiovascular disease
CPT Certified Personal Trainer
CPS Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties
CABG Coronary artery bypass surgery
CHD Coronary Heart Disease
DM Diabetes Mellitus
DASH Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
ECG Electrocardiogram
EAP Emergency Action Plan
ECASA Enteric coated aspirin
ESC European Society of Cardiology
ES Exercise Specialist becomes CES Clinical Exercise Specialist
EST Exercise Stress Test
FBG Fasting blood glucose
FPG Fasting Plasma Glucose
HR Heart rate
A1C Hemoglobin A1C
HDL High density lipoprotein
JNC 7  Joint National Committee
LAD Left anterior descending coronary artery
LDL Low density lipoprotein
MET Metabolic equivalent task
NTG Nitroglycerin
Non-STEMI non-ST elevation myocardial infarction
PCI Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
PAD Peripheral Arterial Disease
QOL Quality of Life
RPE Rating of Perceived Exertion
STEMI ST elevation myocardial infarction
TC Total Cholesterol
TG Triglycerides