New VA/SCD Guideline Tools Now Available

Several new guideline-based tools aimed at helping clinicians manage care for patients with ventricular arrhythmias (VA) and the prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) are now available on both ACC.org and JACC.org. The tools, based on the 2017 Guideline for Management of Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death, include a new VA/SCD Guidelines Made Simple Tool, providing easy access to the most important figures and tables from the guideline, and a VA/SCD Clinician Tool, offering a single comprehensive illustration to help clinicians identify indications for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators to prevent SCD in patients with ischemic heart disease. Additionally, ACC’s comprehensive Guideline Clinical App is now updated with the new VA/SCD Guideline and can be downloaded for free.  All of these tools and more are available on ACC’s VA/SCD guideline hub. A new JACC hub also provides streamlined access to the guideline, central illustration, executive summary and additional JACC-related research. Listen to an Eagle’s Eye View podcast for a quick download of the VA/SCD guideline and tools.