Choosing Wisely:

Don’t perform routine annual stress testing after coronary artery revascularization.

Rationale and Comments: Routine annual stress testing in patients without symptoms does not usually change management. This practice may lead to unnecessary testing without any proven impact on patient management.
Sponsoring Organizations:
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • Sources:
  • ACC/AHA/ACR guidelines
  • Disciplines:
  • Cardiovascular
  • References: • Hendel RC, et al. ACCF/ASNC/ACR/AHA/ASE/SCCT/ SCMR/SNM 2009 appropriate use criteria for cardiac radionuclide imaging. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009;53:2201-29.

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