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People at low risk for heart trouble may not need routine ECGs

In the journals A study published in the September 2017 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine found that doctors may prescribe an electrocardiogram (ECG) as part of an annual health examination even for people at low risk for heart disease. The study looked at about 3.6 million people with no history of heart problems, like heart attack, high blood pressure, or diabetes, who had at least one routine exam over a five-year period. Of…

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