Posts Tagged ‘Choosing Wisely’

September 22nd, 2014

ACC Withdraws ‘Choosing Wisely’ Recommendation Against Revascularization of Nonculprit Lesions

The American College of Cardiology said today that it was withdrawing one of its five recommendations in the “Choosing Wisely” campaign.  In 2012 the ACC recommended that heart attack patients should have only their culprit artery unblocked. It said that patients and caregivers should question whether complete revascularization of all nonculprit lesions in heart attack […]

April 4th, 2012

Medical Societies Release Lists of Overused Tests and Procedures

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and other medical societies have released lists of commonly overused or misused tests and procedures. The action is part of Choosing Wisely, a broad initiative from the ABIM foundation. Here are the five tests or procedures identified by the ACC: Cardiac imaging tests (particularly, stress tests or advanced noninvasive imaging) should not be […]