Consumers Get Unnecessary Heart Tests: Consumer Reports

By Althea Fung, National Journal

A new investigation from Consumer Reports Health finds that many adults are getting unnecessary tests for heart disease.

The report, published in the September issue of the consumer review magazine, found that about 44 percent of healthy people between ages 40 and 60 surveyed had a heart-specific screening test such as a exercise stress test or a electrocardiogram even though they had no risk factors for or symptoms of heart disease.

 

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