ExpiresJune 12, 2021
For many years guidelines have recommended against obtaining ECGs for low-risk patients undergoing routine health examinations. Yet about a fifth of all patients having these exams get an ECG. Why? Are clinicians just stubborn or uninformed or are the guidelines missing something clinicians are concerned about?
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To understand the rationale for recommendations against obtaining ECGs during routine health examinations for low-risk patients.
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Guidelines, United States Preventive Services Task Force
Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning & Improvement
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