Heart groups release guidelines designed to help clinicians evaluate source and symptoms of chest pain while improving patient outcomes, reducing health care costs.
Cardiovascular Business (10/28, Vecchione) reports, “The American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) have unveiled new guidelines designed to help clinicians evaluate the source and symptoms of chest pain while improving patient outcomes and reducing health care costs.” The guidelines were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
TCTMD (10/28, O’Riordan) reports, “The guidelines incorporate the use of contemporary imaging modalities, including cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores, and emphasize the intensification of preventive therapies.” TCTMD adds, “Importantly, the guidelines also urge the more selective use of imaging and detail the factors to take into consideration when deciding between CCTA and stress testing.”
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