The Framingham Risk Score: an appraisal of its benefits and limitations.

  title={The Framingham Risk Score: an appraisal of its benefits and limitations.},
  author={Brian A. Hemann and William F Bimson and Allen J. Taylor},
  journal={The American heart hospital journal},
  volume={5 2},
The concepts of risk assessment and reduction are the cornerstones of preventive cardiology practice. The Framingham Heart Study is a landmark achievement that has provided valuable insights into coronary heart disease risk prediction. Through this cohort study, risk calculators have been generated to predict the risk of cardiac disease in asymptomatic patients. These risk predictors are practical, clinically relevant, and modestly accurate. Their accuracy is somewhat limited in applicability… CONTINUE READING

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