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Screening for Heart Failure

Authors:
  • Michelle Badash, MS
Publication Type:

Condition InDepth

Screening for Heart Failure

The purpose of screening is to find and treat health problems early. Screening tests are often given to people who do not have symptoms, but who may be at high risk for some health issues.

Screening Tests or Guidelines

There are no current guidelines for routine screening for heart failure if a person does not have symptoms.

You may be asked to have an echocardiogram if you are thought to be at high risk for heart failure. High risk includes:

Screening Tests or Guidelines

There are no current guidelines for routine screening for heart failure if a person does not have symptoms.

You may be asked to have an echocardiogram if you are thought to be at high risk for heart failure. High risk includes:

References

  • Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction.
  • McMurray, J.J., 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 (9386): 767-771.

Contributors

  • Michael J. Fucci, DO, FACC
Last Updated:
2022-11-01

This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.