Table 1

Comparison between some guidelines for the clinical application of echocardiography indications and their and corresponding AUC indications

ACC/AHA guidelines for the clinical application of echocardiographyClassAUC for echocardiographyAUC score
Re-evaluation of asymptomatic patients with severe stenosisI40. Routine surveillance (<1 year) of moderate or severe valvular stenosis without change in clinical status or cardiac examI (3)
41. Routine surveillance (≥1 year) of moderate or severe valvular stenosis without change in clinical status or cardiac examA (8)
Routine re-evaluation of asymptomatic patients with mild to moderate mitral stenosis and stable physical signsIII38. Routine surveillance (<3 years) of mild valvular stenosis without change in clinical status or cardiac examI (3)
39. Routine surveillance (≥3 years) of mild valvular stenosis without change in clinical status or cardiac examA (7)
Re-evaluation of asymptomatic patients with severe regurgitationI45. Routine surveillance (<1 year) of moderate or severe valvular regurgitation without change in clinical status or cardiac examU (6)
46. Routine surveillance (≥1 year) of moderate or severe valvular regurgitation without change in clinical status or cardiac examA (8)
Re-evaluation of patients with mild to moderate regurgitation with ventricular dilation without clinical symptomsI43. Routine surveillance (<3 years) of mild valvular regurgitation without change in clinical status or cardiac examI (2)
44. Routine surveillance (≥3 years) of mild valvular regurgitation without change in clinical status or cardiac examU (4)
45. Routine surveillance (<1 year) of moderate or severe valvular regurgitation without change in clinical status or cardiac examU (6)
46. Routine surveillance (≥1 year) of moderate or severe valvular regurgitation without change in clinical status or cardiac examA (8)
  • The AUC level varies according to the time of testing.

  • A, appropriate; ACC/AHA, American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association; AUC, appropriate use criteria; I, inappropriate; U, uncertain.