Screening strategies for cardiovascular disease in asymptomatic adults

Margaret L. Wallace, Jason A. Ricco, Bruce Barrett

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to update the primary care community on the evidence and guidelines for cardiovascular disease screening in a general-risk adult population, with the goal of assisting clinicians in developing an evidence-based approach toward screening. This article discusses global risk assessment and screening strategies, including blood pressure, lipids, C-reactive protein, homocysteine, coronary artery calcium score, carotid intima-media thickness, ultrasound of the abdominal aorta, and electrocardiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-397
Number of pages27
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Drs M.L. Wallace and J.A. Ricco are supported by a National Research Service Award ( T32HP10010 ) from the Health Resources and Services Administration to the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine. Dr B. Barrett is supported by a Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research and Mentoring ( K24AT006543 ) from NIH NCCAM.

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease screening
  • Evidence-based
  • General-risk adult population
  • Primary care

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