New heart risk equations do not affect existing guidelines

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7371.1039 (Published 02 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1039
  1. Richard Milne, associate professor ([email protected])
  1. Divisions of Pharmacology and Community Health, University of Auckland, PO Box 60315 Titirangi, 1007 Auckland, New Zealand

    EDITOR—The paper by Nanchahal et al indicates that substantially fewer men and women without overt cardiovascular disease would be eligible for drug treatment if the standard 1991 Framingham risk equation for coronary heart disease risk that is used in the Joint British Cardiovascular Recommendations were to be replaced with the …

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