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Latest Appropriate Use Criteria for Coronary Revascularization Indicate Patients Who Would Benefit from CABG or PCI

The latest update of the appropriate use criteria (AUC) for coronary revascularization by Patel et al. entitled “ACCF/SCAI/STS/AATS/AHA/ASNC/HFSA/SCCT 2012 Appropriate Use Criteria For Coronary Revascularization Focused Update” was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in 2012 [vol 59, pages 857-881]. The authors defined coronary revascularization as “appropriate when the expected benefits in terms of survival or health outcomes (symptoms, functional status, and/or quality of life) exceed the expected negative consequences of the procedure.” Continue readingLatest Appropriate Use Criteria for Coronary Revascularization Indicate Patients Who Would Benefit from CABG or PCI