Inadequate request of transthoracic echocardiography according to the guidelines of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Guidelines from medical societies suggest recommendations for the appropriate request of tests. In 2009, the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (BSC) published new guidelines for transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) request. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of Class III requests for TTE, as defined by the BSC Guidelines and analyze these… (More)

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