Coronary Heart Disease: Screening with Electrocardiography
Release Date: July 2012
This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.
Summary of Recommendations
|Adults at Low Risk|
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.
|The USPSTF recommends against the service. There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits|
|Adults at Intermediate or High Risk|
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.
|The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the service. Evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.|
Related Information for Consumers
Related Information for Health Professionals
- Framingham Coronary Heart Disease Risk Calculator
- Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack (NHLBI)
- Screening for Coronary Heart Disease - Provider Fact Sheet, 2009
- Using Nontraditional Risk Factors In Coronary Heart Disease Risk Assessment - Clinical Summary of USPSTF Recommendation, 2009
- Screening for Coronary Heart Disease with Electrocardiography - Clinical Summary of USPSTF Recommendation, 2012
- How to Use "I Statements" In Clinical Practice - Video on Screening for Coronary Heart Disease with Exercise Tolerance Testing
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Coronary Heart Disease: Screening with Electrocardiography. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.