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Atrial Fibrillation: Screening With Electrocardiography

Release Date: August 2018

Recommendation Summary

(What's This?)

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography (ECG).


See the Clinical Considerations section for suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.


To read the recommendation statement in JAMA, select here.

To read the evidence summary in JAMA, select here.

Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

Current as of: August 2018

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Atrial Fibrillation: Screening With Electrocardiography. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. August 2018.

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