TITLE

COMMENTARY: Recalibration of the Framingham functions to the Chinese population improved coronary heart disease risk estimates

AUTHOR(S)
Fodor, J. George
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p81
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a commentary on the study, which concluded that recalibration of the Framingham functions to the Chinese population improved coronary heart disease (CHD) risk estimates. The Framingham risk function is the gold standard of global CHD risk evaluation. During the past decade, it has become obvious that the Framingham algorithm has limitations in applicability to populations that differ from the original North American cohort. Several studies have shown that the Framingham risk function overestimates absolute CHD risk in Italian, Danish and German populations.
ACCESSION #
15303613

 

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