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Supporting Your Practice With Informational Resources

Providing Educational Support for the Whole Care Team

Astellas offers shareable resources focused on educating and assisting nuclear lab providers as they care for their patients. We aim to support your team’s efforts to communicate and collaborate before, during, and after the cardiac testing process, leveraging specialized expertise, all to help facilitate the best possible patient experience and keep your lab running smoothly.

Explore customizable handouts and informative websites on the diagnosis of CAD, cardiac testing preparation, and more, to help support your clinical decisions, educational outreach, and operational processes in your nuclear lab.

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"No Caffeine" Patient Identifier

Designed for your patients and staff, this card serves as a reminder that patients undergoing a cardiac stress test need to avoid caffeine and other products containing methylxanthines because they will interfere with test results.

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Understanding SPECT MPI and Preparing Your Patient

This presentation provides an overview of single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT MPI), including whom it can be used for, how it is used, and what the results may indicate. It also discusses how to prepare patients for stress MPI.

Understanding SPECT MPI and Preparing Your Patient is intended for nuclear cardiologists, technologists, nurses, and other healthcare providers to present to and share with their colleagues.

The Hierarchy of Indications for Ordering Tests

This 1-page handout is a flowchart for potential test ordering based on clinical presentation and can be used for patients who may be classified into more than 1 of the clinical indications. This convenient resource aids in assessing appropriateness of testing for SIHD.a

aReprinted from J Am Coll Cardiol, 63(4), Wolk MJ, Bailey SR, Doherty JU, et al, ACCF/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2013 multimodality appropriate use criteria for the detection and risk assessment of stable ischemic heart disease, 380-406, 2014, with permission from Elsevier.

The Multimodality AUC App

This useful app allows providers in the nuclear lab to review the appropriateness of 7 different cardiac testing modalities (based on the AUC) for the detection and risk assessment of SIHD.

Patient Care Pathways for the Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease

This booklet provides information intended for providers who are the first to see at-risk patients and details guideline-based pathways for evaluating CAD. Share this booklet with those healthcare providers who consider whether cardiac testing or treatment may be appropriate for their patient.

Noninvasive Modalities for the Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease

Share the Noninvasive Modalities booklet with referring and ordering providers. It provides an overview of the evaluation and risk assessment of CAD, as well as the various noninvasive testing modalities for diagnosis. For the applicable modalities, this educational booklet considers the risks vs benefits, diagnostic accuracy, functional vs anatomic measures, local expertise and availability, cost effectiveness, and appropriate use.

The Clinical Value of SPECT in Evaluating Coronary Artery Disease

Help facilitate a shared understanding of cardiovascular care through utilizing this informative booklet on the clinical value of SPECT in evaluating CAD. Designed for referring and ordering providers, this resource offers information on cardiac testing and helps keep your healthcare team informed.

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