• 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


    • ACC/AHA/ACR guidelines


    • Cardiovascular


    • 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.