ACCF/SCAI/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCCM/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2012 appropriate use criteria for diagnostic catheterization: American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions American Association for Thoracic Surgery American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Heart Failure Society of America Heart Rhythm Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Journal Article (Review)

The American College of Cardiology Foundation, in collaboration with the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and key specialty and subspecialty societies, conducted a review of common clinical scenarios where diagnostic catheterization is frequently considered. The indications (clinical scenarios) were derived from common applications or anticipated uses, as well as from current clinical practice guidelines and results of studies examining the implementation of noninvasive imaging appropriate use criteria. The 166 indications in this document were developed by a diverse writing group and scored by a separate independent technical panel on a scale of 1 to 9, to designate appropriate use (median 7 to 9), uncertain use (median 4 to 6), and inappropriate use (median 1 to 3). Diagnostic catheterization may include several different procedure components. The indications developed focused primarily on 2 aspects of diagnostic catheterization. Many indications focused on the performance of coronary angiography for the detection of coronary artery disease with other procedure components (e.g., hemodynamic measurements, ventriculography) at the discretion of the operator. The majority of the remaining indications focused on hemodynamic measurements to evaluate valvular heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathy, and other conditions, with the use of coronary angiography at the discretion of the operator. Seventy-five indications were rated as appropriate, 49 were rated as uncertain, and 42 were rated as inappropriate. The appropriate use criteria for diagnostic catheterization have the potential to impact physician decision making, healthcare delivery, and reimbursement policy. Furthermore, recognition of uncertain clinical scenarios facilitates identification of areas that would benefit from future research. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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Cited Authors

  • Patel, MR; Bailey, SR; Bonow, RO; Chambers, CE; Chan, PS; Dehmer, GJ; Kirtane, AJ; Wann, LS; Ward, RP; Douglas, PS; Altus, P; Barnard, DD; Blankenship, JC; Casey, DE; Dean, LS; Fazel, R; Gilchrist, IC; Kavinsky, CJ; Lakoski, SG; Le, DE; Lesser, JR; Levine, GN; Mehran, R; Russo, AM; Sorrentino, MJ; Williams, MR; Wong, JB; Wolk, MJ; Hendel, RC; Kramer, CM; Min, JK; Shaw, L; Stainback, RF; Allen, JM

Published Date

  • September 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 3

Start / End Page

  • E50 - E81

PubMed ID

  • 22678595

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22678595

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1522-726X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1522-1946

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ccd.24467


  • eng