Coronary Heart Disease: Screening Using Non-Traditional Risk Factors
Release Date: October 2009
This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.
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 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.
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Coronary Heart Disease: Screening Using Non-Traditional Risk Factors. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.