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The American College of Cardiology Foundation along with key specialty and subspecialty societies, conducted an appropriate use review of common clinical presentations for stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) to consider use of stress testing and anatomic diagnostic procedures. This document reflects an updating of the prior Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)(More)
BACKGROUND An American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Task Force periodically revises and publishes guidelines with evidence-based recommendations for appropriate use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Some studies have suggested that closer adherence to guidelines can reduce variations in care, can improve quality, and(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the results of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in elderly patients in contemporary practice. BACKGROUND Prior studies of PCI in the elderly population demonstrate increased in-hospital mortality, but these studies are limited by small population size. METHODS Using the American College of Cardiology-National(More)