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TriStar Centennial Medical Center

Screening for Heart Failure

The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.

Screening Tests or Guidelines

There are no current guidelines for routine screening for heart failure in the absence of symptoms.

You may be recommended for an echocardiogram if are considered at high risk for developing heart failure. High risk includes:

Revision Information

  • Heart failure. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated October 7, 2013. Accessed October 9, 2013.

  • McMurray JJ, Ostergren J, et al. Effects of candesartan in patients with chronic heart failure and reduced left-ventricular systolic function taking angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors: the CHARM-Added trial. Lancet. 2003;362:767.

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