Prognostic Value of Computer Electrocardiography in Veteran Outpatients
Victor F. Froelicher, MD, Rachel Marcus, MD, and Paul A. Heidenreich, MD
Dr. Froelicher is the director of the electrocardiogram and exercise laboratory in the cardiology division of the Palo Alto Division of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and a professor of medicine at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. At the time of this writing, Dr. Marcus was a cardiology fellow at Stanford University. He is now a cardiologist in private practice in Washington, DC. Dr. Heidenreich is the director of the echocardiographic laboratory in the cardiology division of the Palo Alto Division of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and an associate professor of medicine at Stanford University.
In patient populations with increased cardiovascular risk, is routine screening for electrocardiographic abnormalities worthwhile?