TITLE

2008 - Reynolds Risk Score for men predicted cardiovascular events more accurately than traditional risk factors only

AUTHOR(S)
Lee, Keane K.; Hlatky, Mark A.
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;3/17/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 3, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article deliberates on the accuracy of Reynolds Risk Score in predicting cardiovascular events in healthy men as compared to a score based on traditional risk factors. Reynolds Risk Score provides an estimate of 10-year cardiovascular risk. Research conducted reveals that adding high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels and parental history of coronary disease to traditional risk factors improves cardiovascular risk prediction in healthy men.
ACCESSION #
38421578

 

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