Appropriateness criteria for cardiovascular imaging use in heart failure: report of literature review

M Garbi, T McDonagh, B Cosyns, C Bucciarelli-Ducci, T Edvardsen, A Kitsiou, Koen Nieman, P Lancellotti

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The Imaging Task Force appointed by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) identified the need to develop appropriateness criteria for the use of cardiovascular imaging in heart failure as a result of continuously increasing demand for imaging in diagnosis, definition of aetiology, follow-up, and treatment planning. This article presents the report of literature review performed in order to inform the process of definition of clinical indications and to aid the decisions of the appropriateness criteria voting panel. The report is structured according to identified common heart failure clinical scenarios.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)147-153
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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