US groups revise stable IHD guidelines

The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association have updated their guidelines on diagnosing and managing patients with stable ischemic heart disease (IHD)

The update, published in the Journal of the College of Cardiology, fills a gap in the 2012 document. It now outlines the role of invasive coronary angiography for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) with suspected stable IHD.

According to the guidelines, angiography is “useful” in patients with