Screening for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)En Español (Spanish Version)
The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
There are no guidelines for screening for congestive heart failure
in the absence of symptoms. If you have symptoms or risk factors for heart disease see your doctor.
McMurray JJ, Ostergren J, Swedberg K, 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.
Last Reviewed September 2012