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Cardiovascular Disease, Risk Assessment With Nontraditional Risk Factors, 2018

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Recommendations: Cardiovascular Disease: Risk Assessment With Nontraditional Risk Factors

  • Cardiovascular Disease, Risk Assessment With Nontraditional Risk Factors -- Adults
    Grade: I
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of adding the ankle-brachial index (ABI), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) level, or coronary artery calcium (CAC) score to traditional risk assessment for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in asymptomatic adults to prevent CVD events.


    See the Clinical Considerations section for suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.


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