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The AAFP concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment with the ankle-brachial index (ABI) in adults.
(Grade: I recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspspard.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
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Peripheral Arterial Disease