Review of tools of cardiovascular disease risk stratification: interpretation, customisation and application in clinical practice

Chia, Y.C. (2011) Review of tools of cardiovascular disease risk stratification: interpretation, customisation and application in clinical practice. Singapore Medical Journal, 52 (2). pp. 116-123. ISSN 0037-5675

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Abstract

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in both developed and developing countries. While it is relatively easy to identify those who are obviously at high risk and those at the lowest risk for CVD, it is often the large group of individuals with what appears to be modestly abnormal risk factors who contributes most to the burden of CVD. This is where estimation of CVD risk is necessary. Many tools for risk assessment have been devised. All these risk scores have their own inherent advantages and disadvantages. Furthermore, they may also not be directly applicable to a local population. Ideally, each country should have its own risk score that takes into account other factors as well. In the interim, it is worthwhile to be familiar with one of these scores, select one that is most appropriate for your patient and discuss treatment options based on the estimated risk.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Primary Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cardiovascular disease; global cardiovascular risk; risk assessment; risk score charts
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Suhaila Syakila Alby
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 01:42
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2014 01:42
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10162

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