Orlando, FL (PressExposure) December 04, 2009 -- The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM), in adhering to its core mission of education and professional development, is the first medical society to evaluate and test the newest technology in assessing coronary heart disease. The Institute of Computational Electrophysiology and Clinical Biomathematics (ICECBM) and the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM), together with key specialty and subspecialty experts, conducted an appropriateness criteria review for MultiFunction Cardiography or MCG, a.k.a. 3DMP. The review assessed the risks and beneﬁts of MCG for several indications and/or clinical scenarios and scored them on a scale of 1 to 9 (modeled after methodology developed by the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) to assess stress-echocardiography appropriateness).
The specific indications included in this review were drawn from common clinical applications or anticipated uses the founders have gathered over the past 10 years. Use of MultiFunction CardioGraphy for risk assessment in patients with symptoms or signs of suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) was viewed favorably, while routine testing and/or general screening in certain clinical scenarios were viewed less favorably. It is anticipated that these results will have a signiﬁcant impact on physician decision-making and performance, reimbursement policy, and will help guide the future research of MultiFunction Cardiography.