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USPSTF: Insufficient evidence to assess benefits, harms of nontraditional CVD risk factors

John T. Wilkins
Evidence is currently insufficient regarding the benefits and harms of adding ankle-brachial index, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein or coronary artery calcification score to traditional risk assessment for CVD in patients who are asymptomatic, according to a recommendation statement released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and published in JAMA.
This recommendation statement is an update to the 2009 USPSTF recommendation to assess CHD risk with nontraditional risk factors.
“The major change in the current recommendation is that the USPSTF evaluated the Pooled
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