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Table 1 List of AHA/ACC guidelines used for the analysis. +++ = guideline contains specific recommendations regarding the use of CMR; ++ = guideline mentions scenarios in which CMR may be used, but without giving any specific recommendation; + = guideline does not mention CMR at all

From: Representation of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the AHA / ACC guidelines

Nr. Title Year Role of CMR I IIa IIb III
1 ▪ ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure [5]
▪ ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure: An Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure [6]
▪ ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure [22]
2017
2016
2013
+++ 0 2 2 0
2 ▪ AHA/ACC Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease [7]
▪ AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease [23]
2017
2014
+++ 5 0 1 0
3 ▪ ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope [24] 2017 +++ 0 1 1 0
4 ▪ AHA/ACC Guideline on the Management of Patients With Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease [4] 2016 +++ 1 0 0 1
5 ▪ ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Management of Adult Patients With Supraventricular Tachycardia [25] 2015 +     
6 ▪ ACC/AHA/SCAI Focused Update on Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: An Update of the 2011 ACCF/AHA/SCAI Guideline for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction [10]
▪ ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction [11]
2015
2013
+     
7 ▪ ACCF/AHA/SCAI Guideline for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention [12] 2011 ++     
8 ▪ ACC/AHA Guideline on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery [15]
▪ ACC/AHA Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Care for Noncardiac Surgery [16]
2014
2007
++     
9 ▪ ACC/AHA/AATS/PCNA/SCAI/STS Focused Update of the Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Stable Ischemic Heart Disease [8]
▪ ACCF/AHA/ACP/AATS/PCNA/SCAI/STS Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Stable Ischemic Heart Disease [17]
2014
2012
+++ 1 4 0 3
10 ▪ AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Non–ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes [26] 2014 +++ 1 0 0 0
11 ▪ AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation [27] 2014 ++     
12 ▪ AHA/ACC/TOS Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults [28] 2013 +     
13 ▪ AHA/ACC Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk [29] 2013 +     
14 ▪ ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults [30] 2013 +     
15 ▪ ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk [31] 2013 +     
16 ▪ ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update Incorporated Into the ACCF/AHA/HRS 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities [9]
▪ ACC/AHA/HRS Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities [32]
2012
2008
++     
17 ▪ ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy [33] 2011 +++ 2 1 3 0
18 ▪ ACCF/AHA Guideline for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery [34] 2011 +     
19 ▪ AHA/ACCF Secondary Prevention and Risk Reduction Therapy for Patients With Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: 2011 Update [13]
▪ AHA/ACC Guidelines for Secondary Prevention for Patients With Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: 2006 Update [14]
2011
2006
+     
20 ▪ ASA/ACCF/AHA/AANN/AANS/ACR/ASNR/CNS/ SAIP/SCAI/SIR/SNIS/SVM/SVS Guideline on the Management of Patients With Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral Artery [20] 2011 +++ 4 4 1 0
21 ▪ ACCF/AHA/AATS/ACR/ASA/SCA/SCAI/SIR/STS/SVM Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Thoracic Aortic Disease [21] 2010 +++ 3 5 0 0
22 ▪ ACCF/AHA Guideline for Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk in Asymptomatic Adults [18] 2010 +++ 0 0 0 1
23 ▪ ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease [19] 2008 +++ 14 2 1 0
24 ▪ ACC/AHA/ESC Guidelines for Management of Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death [35] 2006 +++ 0 1 0 0