Do asymptomatic adults need screening EKGs?
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Although certain electrocardiogram (EKG) findings in asymptomatic adults are associated with increased mortality (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, high-quality cohort studies), no randomized trials demonstrate that any intervention based on abnormal screening EKGs improves outcomes in this group of patients. Comparison to a baseline EKG has a minimal effect on emergency department (ED) management. (SOR: B, 2 prospective studies and one retrospective study).
Journal of Family Practice, 62(8) 2013: 438+.