Thursday, March 13, 2008

ACC issues appropriateness criteria for stress echo

Lisa Nainggolan

Durham, NC - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) together with a number of other organizations, including the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), has issued appropriateness criteria for stress echocardiography [1]. They are copublished online March 3, 2008 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, and Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.

Lead author Dr Pamela S Douglas (Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC) told heartwire the criteria are the latest in a line covering all noninvasive tests and are designed to help practitioners best determine the situations in which stress echo should be used and to help inform reimbursement policy.

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