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Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Screening With Electrocardiography

Release Date: June 2018

Recommendation Summary

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Adults at low risk of CVD events

The USPSTF recommends against screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography (ECG) to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in asymptomatic adults at low risk of CVD events.

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Adults at intermediate or high risk of CVD events

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening with resting or exercise ECG to prevent CVD events in asymptomatic adults at intermediate or high risk of CVD events.

 

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

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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: June 2018

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Screening With Electrocardiography. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. June 2018.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/cardiovascular-disease-risk-screening-with-electrocardiography

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