Cardiovascular risk tool overestimates actual chance of cardiovascular events

Posted by on May 2, 2016 8:11 pm
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A widely recommended risk calculator for predicting a person’s chance of experiencing a cardiovascular disease event — such as heart attack, ischemic stroke or dying from coronary artery disease — has been found to substantially overestimate the actual five-year risk in adults overall and across all sociodemographic subgroups.

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