Prediction of 30-year risk for cardiovascular mortality by fitness and risk factor levels: the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study.

@article{Wickramasinghe2014PredictionO3,
  title={Prediction of 30-year risk for cardiovascular mortality by fitness and risk factor levels: the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study.},
  author={Chanaka D Wickramasinghe and Colby R. Ayers and Sandeep R. Das and James A. de Lemos and Benjamin L. Willis and Jarett D. Berry},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes},
  year={2014},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={597-602}
}
BACKGROUND Fitness and traditional risk factors have well-known associations with cardiovascular disease (CVD) death in both short-term (10 years) and across the remaining lifespan. However, currently available short-term and long-term risk prediction tools do not incorporate measured fitness. METHODS AND RESULTS We included 16 533 participants from the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study (CCLS) without prior CVD. Fitness was measured using the Balke protocol. Sex-specific fitness levels were… CONTINUE READING