• Rationale and Comments

    There is little evidence that detection of coronary artery stenosis improves health outcomes in asymptomatic patients at low risk of coronary heart disease. False-positive test results are likely to lead to harm through unnecessary invasive procedures, overtreatment, and misdiagnosis. Potential harms of routine annual screening exceed the potential benefit.

    Sponsoring Organizations

    • American Academy of Family Physicians
    • American College of Physicians


    • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


    • Cardiovascular
    • Preventive Medicine


    • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for coronary heart disease with electrocardiography. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsacad.htm.