This retrospective analysis of testing strategies for patients with chest pain evaluated in the ED finds that deferral of early noninvasive testing appears to be reasonable.
In this Special Communication, Sharma and colleagues conclude that preparticipation cardiac screening in athletes should be performed by experts who fully understand the cardiovascular adaptation to exercise.
Peritz et al report a case of an asymptomatic college athlete whose potential diagnosis of left ventricular noncompaction was first discovered on a preparticipation physical examination.
To examine whether echocardiographic screening in the general population improves long-term survival or reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, Lindekleiv et al studied 6861 middle-aged participants from the population-based Tromsø Study in Norway, randomly allocated to a screening group or a control group. See the Invited Commentary by Michos and Abraham.