Continuing our look at 10 Medical Tests to Avoid, doctors are warning that some routine medical tests may do more harm than good as well as waste billions of dollars in health care costs annually. According to this AARP article, overuse of some tests can lead to dangerous side effects, pain, radiation exposure, unnecessary surgery and even death.
Annual Electrocardiogram or Exercise Stress Test – Patients at low risk for heart disease could be 10 times more likely to get a false-positive result from an exercise stress test. However, many people who have never had heart disease or any symptoms have had an EKG or exercise stress test. A false-positive result could lead to unnecessary heart catheterization and stents. Simply having one’s blood pressure and cholesterol checked should be sufficient.
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