U.S. Preventive Services Task Force*
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This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for coronary heart disease and the supporting scientific evidence and updates the 1996 recommendations on this topic. The complete information on which this statement is based, including evidence tables and references, is available in the background article and the systematic evidence review, available through the USPSTF Web site (www.preventiveservices.ahrq.gov) and through the National Guideline Clearinghouse (www.guideline.gov). The article and the recommendation statement are also available in print through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse (telephone, 800-358-9295; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org).
*For a list of the members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, see the Appendix.
Appendix Table 1. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Grades and Recommendations
Appendix Table 2. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Strength of Overall Evidence
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. Screening for Coronary Heart Disease: Recommendation Statement. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140:569–572. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-140-7-200404060-00001
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2004;140(7):569-572.
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