The ACC launched the Managing Aortic Stenosis (MAS) and Emerging Mitral Regurgitation Clinical Care (EMC2) initiatives to improve valvular care through appropriate diagnosis, referral and treatment, particularly with the introduction of new valve technologies. Developed by experts and – when relevant, patients – valuable and free reference or point-of-care tools have been designed to help guide clinicians and their patients on what to do upon being diagnosed with either mitral regurgitation (MR) or aortic stenosis (AS).

ManageMR Clinician Toolkit

The ManageMR Toolkit guides clinicians from assessment to referral of diagnosed MR patients.

  1. Review and report echo parameters in a standardized way, with the MR Echo Reporting Checklist.
  2. Personalize your referral and treatment decisions based on echo parameters, with the ManageMR mobile app. Search for by name in your app store to download. 
  3. Facilitate a comprehensive patient referral, with the MR Referral Checklists

Mitral Regurgitation Patient Tool

This tool was developed by clinicians and patient advisors to help patients understand what they need to do upon being diagnosed with mitral regurgitation. A series of printable PDFs is available through the ACC’s CardioSmart website.

The Mitral Regurgitation Health System Tool and the Mitral Regurgitation Patient Tool are supported by Founding Sponsor Abbott Vascular.

Aortic Stenosis Tools

Aortic Stenosis Patient Tool

This tool was developed by clinicians and patient advisors to help patients understand what they need to do upon being diagnosed with aortic stenosis. A pair of printable PDFs is available through the ACC’s CardioSmart website.

Support for the Managing Aortic Stenosis Patient Tool was provided by Edwards Lifesciences Foundation.