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

Fodor, J. George
November 2004
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p81
Academic Journal
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.


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