Panel Advises Against Routine Treadmill Stress Tests | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

The United States Preventive Services Task Force joined the call for less routine testing by recommending against screening with electrocardiograms, or EKGs, in people who have no known risk factors or symptoms of heart disease. For people at higher risk of heart disease, the panel found there was “insufficient evidence” to determine the benefits and harms of screening with the EKG test — either at rest or during exercise — and advised that it be considered case by case basis.  They previously recommended against screening PSA & mammograms.