EKG may ID elderly patients at risk of heart attack, study shows

04/11/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Abnormalities found on EKGs helped identify elderly patients without heart disease who were at risk for a heart attack, according to a University of California, San Francisco, study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Northwestern University cardiologist Philip Greenland commented that most people who were reclassified using EKG results were moved to low-risk status, which could mean the tool would result in fewer patients getting preventive treatments.

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