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New scoring system predicts cardiovascular disease risk worldwide

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1670 (Published 26 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1670
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Researchers have developed the first risk scoring system that can be used to predict cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in people worldwide. It estimates that a higher percentage of people are at high risk of fatal CVD in low and middle income countries than in higher income countries.1

Treatment of cardiovascular risk factors depends on having valid risk prediction equations, but these have previously been developed and validated for …

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