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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2018

Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Screening With Electrocardiography

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (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. This is a D recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends against the service because there is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits. The USPSTF also 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; this is an I statement.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Heart Disease and Stroke
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Screening With Electrocardiography: Recommendation statement [Internet]. 2018 Jun [cited 2018 Jun 12]. Available from: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/cardiovascular-disease-risk-screening-with-electrocardiography