Navigation Links
Guidelines Issued for When Docs Should Order Vascular Testing
Date:6/13/2012

WEDNESDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- The American College of Cardiology this week released new guidelines for when doctors should order noninvasive vascular tests, such as ultrasound, for patients with known or suspected arterial disorders.

These tests can be important in helping doctors determine if patients have blockages or disease in arteries located in areas such as the neck, kidneys, abdomen, lower extremities and aorta.

Such testing also helps doctors make treatment decisions and prevent serious problems in patients diagnosed with such disorders.

The panel that developed the guidelines looked at common situations where vascular testing might be considered and concluded that such testing was appropriate in about half of the situations, uncertain in one-third and inappropriate in the other 20 percent.

Overall, arterial vascular tests are appropriate when a patient's signs and symptoms are the main reason for testing. For example, it is reasonable to order a lower-extremity vascular test for a patient who has calf pain while walking, but the pain goes away with rest.

The guidelines were developed by the American College of Cardiology in collaboration with 10 other major medical professional societies.

"This is the first systematic and comprehensive evaluation looking at appropriate indications for vascular testing, such as ultrasound or functional testing," guideline writing committee chairman Dr. Emile Mohler III, director of vascular medicine for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, said in a news release from the American College of Cardiology. "We hope this document will help clinicians determine whether and when to refer individual patients for testing."

Mohler estimated that more than 20 million adults in the United States have some form of vascular disease and would likely be candidates for these types of tests.

More information

The American College of Radiology and Radiological Society of North America have more about vascular ultrasound.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American College of Cardiology, news release, June 11, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Penn and Cornell researchers spearhead the development of new guidelines for veterinary CPR
2. Mayo Clinic, youth mental health experts, publish new guidelines to treat childhood aggression
3. The REMARK checklist explained: How to use guidelines on reporting tumor marker prognostic studies
4. New prostate cancer screening guidelines face a tough sell, study suggests
5. British experts update addiction treatment guidelines
6. U.S. Task Force Issues Blood Pressure Guidelines
7. New Guidelines Issued for Severe Lupus
8. New guidelines deliver concise messages for implementing cardiovascular prevention
9. Guidelines say diet, exercise, weight control improve odds after cancer diagnosis
10. Diabetes Groups Issue New Guidelines on Blood Sugar
11. Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Early and Aggressively: Guidelines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Guidelines Issued for When Docs Should Order Vascular Testing
(Date:10/13/2017)... Ky. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The ... MPH to become its next President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. ... CEO Elect beginning July 1, 2018 until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (PRWEB) , ... ... ... University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and ... educated healthcare professionals on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers care for a family ... for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. , “What this ... often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” said Mechell Vieira, owner ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual ... in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon ... fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for ... Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... 12, 2017 AVACEN Medical , Inc. (AVACEN) ... their  2017 New Product Innovation Award for Its fibromyalgia ... and secondary medical device market research by Frost & Sullivan,s ... OTC, drug-free pain relief product, the AVACEN 100, offers a ... fibromyalgia widespread pain. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... EXTON, Pa. , Oct. 12, 2017 ... global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, ... results before the market opens on Thursday, October 26, ... discuss the results and business expectations at 9:00 a.m. ... 877-930-8295 (U.S.) or 253-336-8738 (International). The conference ID is ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ® , ... the promise of precision medicine, today announced that St. ... Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 th ... St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help develop standards ... of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more precise and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: