2009 - Absolute CVD risk, stratified by risk score, was 20% higher in primary care patients with CVD than in those without CVD

Lancaster, Tim
May 2009
ACP Journal Club;5/19/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 5, p13
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on how do risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events compare in primary care patients with and without a history of CVD after adjusting for traditional CVD risk factors. The study was conducted on 35,760 patients of 30-74 years of age who had a CVD risk score calculated using the Web-based PREDICT clinical decision support program. It was found that CVD events increased with predicted risk category in primary care patients both with and without a history of CVD.


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