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AHA/ACC

In an effort to respond to the need for the rational use of imaging services in the delivery of high quality care, the ACC/AHA have undertaken a process to determine the appropriate use of cardiovascular imaging for selected patient indications.

As the field of cardiac radionuclide cardiovascular imaging continues to advance along with other imaging modalities, the health care community needs to understand how to best incorporate these technologies into daily clinical care.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have jointly engaged in the production of guidelines in the area of cardiovascular disease since 1980. These particular guidelines are intended for health professionals who are involved in the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines was formed to make recommendations regarding the appropriate use of testing and technology in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with known or suspected cardiovascular disease. Cardiac radionuclide imaging (nuclear cardiology) is one such important technology.