Coronary Heart Disease: Screening Using Non-Traditional Risk Factors
Release Date: October 2009
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Summary of Recommendations
|Men and Women with No History of CHD|
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of using the nontraditional risk factors studied to screen asymptomatic men and women with no history of CHD to prevent CHD events.
|The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the service. Evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.|
The nontraditional risk factors included in this recommendation are high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), ankle-brachial index (ABI), leukocyte count, fasting blood glucose level, periodontal disease, carotid intima-media thickness (carotid IMT), coronary artery calcification (CAC) score on electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT), homocysteine level, and lipoprotein(a) level.
Related Information for Health Professionals
- Framingham Coronary Heart Disease Risk Calculator
- Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack (NHLBI)
- Screening for Coronary Heart Disease - Provider Fact Sheet, 2009
- Using Nontraditional Risk Factors In Coronary Heart Disease Risk Assessment - Clinical Summary of USPSTF Recommendation, 2009
Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. October 2009.