Cardiovascular risk calculation

Show simple item record Ker, James A. 2014-08-22T12:19:11Z 2014-08-22T12:19:11Z 2014-05
dc.description.abstract Cardiovascular disease remains a major cause of global mortality and morbidity. Atherosclerosis is the main underlying cause in the majority of cardiovascular disease events. Traditional independent risk factors for car diovascular disease include age, abnormal lipid levels, elevated blood pressure, smoking and elevated blood sugar levels (diabetes mellitus). These risk factors are incorporated into a risk score, such as the Framingham Risk Score (FRS), that is used to predict an individual’s absolute risk of a cardiovascular event, typically over the next 10 years, e.g. 15% risk over 10 years. These risk scores are useful in predicting risk in populations, but their ability to predict a cardiovascular event in an individual patient is not accurate and varies considerably across different populations. Currently, there are three methods of calculating cardiovascular risk. These are risk charts, e.g. FRS, a non-laboratory-based risk calculation, and lastly, screening for subclinical cardiac disease. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ker, JA 2014, 'Cardiovascular risk calculation', South African Family Practice, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 172-173. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2078-6190 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-6204 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/20786204.2014.932545
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher MedPharm Publications en_US
dc.rights © 2014 Medpharm. Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons License [CC BY-NC-ND 4.0]. en_US
dc.subject Calculation, en_US
dc.subject Cardiovascular disease en_US
dc.subject Cardiovascular risk en_US
dc.title Cardiovascular risk calculation en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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