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Risk of cardiovascular disease

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 11 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:722
  1. Douglas Carnall (
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    This week the BMJ revisits the issue of coronary risk, publishing no fewer than three instruments designed to support doctors' decision making in situations of cardiovascular risk. The consensus is that absolute risk, rather than any one risk factor, is what needs to be managed. Underpinning it all is the longitudinal data from the Framingham study. Its authors …

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