Less is More in CVD Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force finds no benefit in using electrocardiography to screen low-risk, asymptomatic people for cardiovascular disease.

Can adding electrocardiography (ECG) to standard screening help health-care providers better protect healthy patients from developing cardiovascular disease (CVD)? Probably not, says the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). In fact, it may actually put patients at risk. Current Screening Standards. Standard risk assessment for cardiovascular disease often begins with a tool such as the Framingham Risk Score, which […]

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