ACC Updates AUC For Coronary Revascularization For SIHD Patients

Updated appropriate use criteria (AUC) for coronary revascularization in patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) contain several important changes from the original version published in 2012. The new criteria, developed by the ACC, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, along with key specialty and subspecialty societies, were published March 10 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "These new AUC are an important advance in the efforts of the partnering societies to improve the quality of cardiovascular care and deliver the right care to the right patients," said Writing Committee Chair Manesh R. Patel, MD, FACC. "The document provides a framework for how patients and providers can think about revascularization in the stable setting and will help health systems and medical societies judge quality of care." Read more on