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This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for coronary heart disease with electrocardiography.
Release Date: July 2012
- The USPSTF recommends against screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography (ECG) for the prediction of coronary heart disease (CHD) events in asymptomatic adults at low risk for CHD events.
Grade: D Recommendation.
- The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening with resting or exercise ECG for the prediction of CHD events in asymptomatic adults at intermediate or high risk for CHD events.
Grade: I Statement.
|Supporting Document||Related Items|
|Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 146 KB; PDF Help)||Clinical Summary (PDF File, 56 KB; PDF Help)|
|Consumer Fact Sheet (PDF File, 116 KB; PDF Help)|
|Evidence Report (PDF File, 413 KB; PDF Help)||Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 3 MB; PDF Help)|
|Systematic Review of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment Tools (PDF File, 5 MB; PDF Help)|
Current as of September 2012
Screening for Coronary Heart Disease With Electrocardiography, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsacad.htm