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ECG to screen asymptomatic adults? Not so fast, says USPSTF

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In this month’s audiocast, Dr. Campos-Outcalt details 2 US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations regarding the use of electrocardiography to prevent cardiovascular disease events and to identify patients with atrial fibrillation.


 

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US Preventive Services Task Force. Final recommendation statement: Cardiovascular disease risk: screening with electrocardiography.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/cardiovascular-disease-risk-screening-with-electrocardiography. Published June 2018. Accessed October 23, 2018.

US Preventive Services Task Force. Final recommendation statement: Atrial fibrillation: screening with electrocardiography.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/atrial-fibrillation-screening-with-electrocardiography. Published August 2018. Accessed October 23, 2018.

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