The first-ever appropriate-use criteria for multimodality imaging in this setting aim to inform real-world clinical decision-making. Two contributing clinicians explain how providers stand to benefit.
Current guidelines recommend exercise stress echo, but it can’t reliably detect significant obstructive CAD in patients with LBBB at rest. We share nuanced recommendations for alternatives.
Ten subspecialty societies have issued criteria to guide optimal imaging choices across 92 clinical scenarios involving valvular heart disease. A lead author shares insights and takeaways.
Both of this year’s lifetime honors in echocardiography went to Cleveland Clinic caregivers — Dr. William Stewart won the physician award and Margaret (Koko) Park earned the sonographer prize.
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A slew of heart valve studies out of Cleveland Clinic point to two major themes: Intervening earlier in valve disease tends to bring better outcomes, and interpretation of strain-based assessment varies by the lesion being studied.