Ethics in Medicine

Less Cardiac Testing recommended

Kristen Sparrow • March 16, 2015


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As we’ve seen repeatedly in recent years, often less is more when it comes to routine screening.  Now cardiac testing has not passed the risk/benefit standard.
“A guideline from the American College of Physicians published Monday in The Annals of Internal Medicine concludes that routine cardiac testing of adults without symptoms has not been shown to improve patient outcomes, and can lead to potential harms.”