American College of Cardiology

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The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is proud to be a partner in the Choosing Wisely® campaign. The ACC is a 39,000-member nonprofit medical society comprised of physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers. For more than 60 years, the College has led in the development of health policy, data registries, evidence-based standards and guidelines and cutting-edge professional education. The ACC believes that partnerships between patients and health care providers are crucial to achieving better outcomes and lowering health care costs. To that end, we are excited to join with Choosing Wisely to encourage open communication about the costs and benefits of tests and treatments. From our CardioSmart National Care Initiative, aimed at helping patients better understand and/or prevent heart disease, to our state-of-the-art educational programming and decision-support tools that place evidence-based guidelines at a clinician’s fingertips, we are committed to ensuring the most appropriate, cost-effective care.