Framingham-based tools to calculate the global risk of coronary heart disease

  title={Framingham-based tools to calculate the global risk of coronary heart disease},
  author={MPH Dr. Stacey Sheridan and MPH Michael Pignone and MSc Cynthia Mulrow},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
PURPOSE: To examine the features of available Framingham-based risk calculation tools and review their accuracy and feasibility in clinical practice. DATA SOURCES: medline, 1966–April 2003, and the google search engine on the Internet. TOOL AND STUDY SELECTION: We included risk calculation tools that used the Framingham risk equations to generate a global coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. To determine tool accuracy, we reviewed all articles that compared the performance of various Framingham… CONTINUE READING
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