Screening for coronary heart disease: recommendation statement

Ann Intern Med. 2004 Apr 6;140(7):569-72. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-140-7-200404060-00001.


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 ( and through the National Guideline Clearinghouse ( 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,

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Coronary Disease / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening* / methods
  • Mass Screening* / standards
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors