ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Acute Nonspecific Chest Pain-Low Probability of Coronary Artery Disease

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Abstract

Patients with acute nonspecific chest pain and low probability for coronary disease remain an important clinical management dilemma. We focus on evidence for imaging, in an integrated decision-making setting. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and revision include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer reviewed journals and the application of well-established methodologies (RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation or GRADE) to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures for specific clinical scenarios. In those instances where evidence is lacking or equivocal, expert opinion may supplement the available evidence to recommend imaging or treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S346-S354
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Volume17
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2020

Keywords

  • AUC
  • Acute
  • Appropriate Use Criteria
  • Appropriateness Criteria
  • Atypical chest pain
  • Emergency Department
  • Imaging
  • Nonspecific chest pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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