Recent breakthroughs in algorithm-guided medical technologies and the accessibility of point-of-care devices are challenging the status quo of cardiac care. Proactively screening for cardiovascular disease has the potential to become a standard practice that can identify millions of patients with silent heart disease.
Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in America. Yet, there aren't concrete national guidelines for cardiovascular disease screening, even though asymptomatic people would likely benefit from early intervention with existing treatments. Evidence has consistently shown that early detection plays a role in preventing heart disease from progressing further and provides more time for intervention.
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