Predictive ability of the SCORE Belgium risk chart for cardiovascular mortality.

  title={Predictive ability of the SCORE Belgium risk chart for cardiovascular mortality.},
  author={Dirk D De Bacquer and Guy de Backer},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  volume={143 3},
BACKGROUND The identification of persons at high cardiovascular risk is of primary importance in the context of cardiovascular prevention. Accuracy and precision of risk assessment are essential properties. We developed a calibrated SCORE risk chart (Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation) for calculating the absolute 10-year probability of developing a fatal cardiovascular event, adapted to national mortality statistics and risk factor distributions in Belgium and critically evaluated its… CONTINUE READING


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