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Atrial Fibrillation with Electrocardiography, Screening, 2018

* Indicates an old grade definition

Recommendations: Screening for Atrial Fibrillation with Electrocardiography

  • Atrial Fibrillation with Electrocardiography: Screening -- Older Adults
    Grade: I
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography (ECG).


    See the Clinical Considerations section for suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.

    Frequency of Service:

    No Frequency of Service information currently available.

    Risk Factor Information:

    Atrial fibrillation is strongly associated with older age and obesity. Other risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure, prior cardiothoracic surgery, current smoking, prior stroke, sleep apnea, alcohol and drug use, and hyperthyroidism.

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