This post links to The 2020 Appropriate Use Criteria For Multimodality Imaging During Follow-Up Care Of Patients With Congenital Heart Disease* [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. Journal of the American College of Cardiology
January 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.10.002
*This article isn’t really necessary for primary care clinicians [like myself]. I just reviewed it because I found it interesting. I didn’t make any excerpts because the article doesn’t need to be remembered [by folks like me] unless you are following a pediatric patient with one of these lesions. Most [hopefully all] of these patients will be followed by a pediatric or adult cardiologist (depending on the patient’s age) if feasible.
However, if you are the primary care pediatrician responsible for a patient with one of these congenital lesions, consulting the guideline [and even including the relevant section] in the patient’s medical record might be quite helpful and appropriate.
The contents of the above article are summarized in New AUC Address Multimodality Imaging During Follow-Up Care of CHD Patients
Jan 06, 2020 ACC News Story:
The document is broken down into 19 tables by the following clinical indications: Patent Foramen Ovale, Atrial Septic Defects and Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection; Ventricular Septal Defects; Atrioventricular Septal Defects; Patent Ductus Arteriosus; Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection; Eisenmenger Syndrome and Pulmonary Hypertension Associated With CHD; Ebstein Anomoly and Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia; Pulmonary Stenosis; Pulmonary Atresia With Intact Ventricular Septum; Mitral Valve Disease; LVOT Lesions; Truncus Arteriosus; Single Ventricle Heart Disease; Aortic Coarctation and Interrupted Aortic Arch; Coronary Anomalies; Tetralogy of Fallot; Double Outlet Right Ventricle; D-Loop Transposition of the Great Arteries; and Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries.