The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends not using electrocardiography (ECG) as a test to screen for blockage in coronary arteries, the arteries that supply blood to the heart. It also recommends against using an ECG to predict a person’s risk for coronary heart disease.
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The Lack of Evidence to Support Electrocardiography as a Routine Screening Test for Coronary Heart Disease.
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