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What Now With Screening Electrocardiography?

Michael S. Lauer, MD
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From National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Disclaimer: The views in this essay reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M11-1705.

Requests for Single Reprints: Michael S Lauer, MD, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 8128, Bethesda, MD 20892; e-mail, lauerm@nhlbi.nih.gov.

Ann Intern Med. 2011;155(6):395-397. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-155-6-201109200-00011
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The review by Chou and colleagues in this issue affirms the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's 2004 judgment on the role of ECG abnormalities in predicting risk. The editorialist explains why no changes in the evidence have been found by discussing the role of clinical measurements in prediction and disease prevention and the complexity underlying ECG findings.

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