ACCF releases AUC for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy

03/4/2013

The American College of Cardiology Foundation and the Heart Rhythm Society, along with other key specialty societies, have released appropriate use criteria for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy. The document is the first to incorporate the updated ACCF AUC methodology and provides assessed levels of appropriateness for implanting ICDs and CRTs in 369 real-life case scenarios, with the goal of enhancing physician and patient decision-making and improving care and health outcomes. "Appropriate use of ICDs has been garnering attention over the past few years, and this document helps address some of these concerns," said Mark Kremers, MD, FACC, FHRS, member of the writing committee and chair of the ICD Registry steering committee. Read more on CardioSource.org.

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