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Recommends Against Routine Electrocardiogram Screening

Miércoles, 5 de septiembre de 2012 Pedro Ortiz García Sin comentarios

The leading cause of death in the United States is coronary heart disease (CHD). In 2004,  the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against electrocardiogram  (ECG) in asymptomatic adults. Besides, ECG is not recommended as part of periodic health examinations, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. This report from the USPSTF updates the 2004 recommendations on ECG screening for asymptomatic adults at low, intermediate, or high risk for CHD events.

 

You can see herein below the whole article published by MedScape / August 2012

News Author: Laurie Barclay, MD
CME Author: Penny Murata, MD

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