The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted today a final research plan on nontraditional risk factors in cardiovascular disease risk assessment. The draft research plan for this topic was posted for public comment from June 11, 2015 to July 8, 2015. The Task Force reviewed all of the comments that were submitted and took them into consideration as it finalized the research plan. To view the final research plan, please go to http://www.
Final Research Plan
Final Research Plan for Cardiovascular Disease: Risk Assessment Using Nontraditional Risk Factors
Recommendations made by the USPSTF are independent of the U.S. government. They should not be construed as an official position of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The final Research Plan will be used to guide a systematic review of the evidence by researchers at an Evidence-based Practice Center. The resulting Evidence Report will form the basis of the USPSTF Recommendation Statement on this topic.
The draft Research Plan was available for comment from June 11 until July 8, 2015 at 5:00 p.m., ET.
Abbreviations: ABI = ankle–brachial index; CAC = coronary artery calcium; CVD = cardiovascular disease; HDL = high-density lipoprotein; hs-CRP = high-sensitivity C-reactive protein; KQ = key question; MI = myocardial infarction.