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Should I get a screening EKG test during my yearly physical if I have no history of heart disease?


MedHead Confidence Score: 9
Amount Saved: $500 EKG with interpretation post


MedHead Message:

Do not expect an EKG during your yearly physical. Most people don’t understand that a screening test isn’t always only good for you. Save the EKG and other unnecessary tests for the executive VIP physical, reserved for those who A. have a lot of money to waste, B. think they are really important, more important than the rest of us, and C. think that more technology, more tests, and more data is always a good thing. These physicals usually cost around $2,000 and 98% of the time don’t accomplish anything useful.


1. Coronary Heart Disease: Screening with Electrocardiography Released July 2012 https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/coronary-heart-disease-screening-with-electrocardiography


2. http://health.costhelper.com/ecg.html


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