Cardiac screening with electrocardiography, stress echocardiography, or myocardial perfusion imaging: advice for high-value care from the American College of Physicians.

  title={Cardiac screening with electrocardiography, stress echocardiography, or myocardial perfusion imaging: advice for high-value care from the American College of Physicians.},
  author={Roger Chou},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={162 6},
  • R. Chou
  • Published 17 March 2015
  • Medicine
  • Annals of internal medicine
BACKGROUND Cardiac screening in adults with resting or stress electrocardiography, stress echocardiography, or myocardial perfusion imaging can reveal findings associated with increased risk for coronary heart disease events, but inappropriate cardiac testing of low-risk adults has been identified as an important area of overuse by several professional societies. METHODS Narrative review based on published systematic reviews; guidelines; and articles on the yield, benefits, and harms of… 

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