Framingham Risk Score for Prediction of Cardiovascular Diseases: A Population-Based Study from Southern Europe

@inproceedings{ArtigaoRdenas2013FraminghamRS,
  title={Framingham Risk Score for Prediction of Cardiovascular Diseases: A Population-Based Study from Southern Europe},
  author={Luis Miguel Artigao-R{\'o}denas and Julio Antonio Carbayo-Herencia and Juan Antonio Divis{\'o}n-Garrote and Vicente F. Gil-Guillen and Javier Mass{\'o}-Orozco and Marta Simarro-Rueda and Francisca Molina-Escribano and Carlos Mart{\'i}nez Sanchis and Lucinio Carri{\'o}n-Valero and Enrique L{\'o}pez de Coca and David Caldevilla and Juan L{\'o}pez-Abril and Concepci{\'o}n Carratal{\'a}-Munuera and Adriana L{\'o}pez-Pineda},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND The question about what risk function should be used in primary prevention remains unanswered. The Framingham Study proposed a new algorithm based on three key ideas: use of the four risk factors with the most weight (cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes and smoking), prediction of overall cardiovascular diseases and incorporating the concept of vascular age. The objective of this study was to apply this new function in a cohort of the general non Anglo-Saxon population, with a 10… CONTINUE READING

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