Thursday, September 25, 2014

American College of Cardiology removes one of its choosing wisely recommendations in light of recent evidence

From an ACC news release:

In response to new science showing that complete revascularization of all significantly blocked arteries leads to better outcomes in some heart attack patients, the American College of Cardiology has withdrawn its Choosing Wisely recommendation that patients and caregivers examine whether this practice is truly necessary.

We've learned well the lessons against hasty adoption following early evidence. This is the flip side. We must be very cautious about putting something on the “do not” list. I think the campaign has been a little hasty in some of its recommendations.

Via Cardiobrief.

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