Cardiovascular Risk Score Calculator

Pocock, S, Bennett, M, Mccormack, V, Gueyffier, F, Boutitie, F, Fagard, RH and Boissel, J. 2006. Cardiovascular Risk Score Calculator. [Online]. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom. Available from: http://riskscore.lshtm.ac.uk/

Pocock, S, Bennett, M, Mccormack, V, Gueyffier, F, Boutitie, F, Fagard, RH and Boissel, J. Cardiovascular Risk Score Calculator. [Internet] LSHTM Data Compass. London, United Kingdom: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; 2006. Available from: http://riskscore.lshtm.ac.uk/

Pocock, S, Bennett, M, Mccormack, V, Gueyffier, F, Boutitie, F, Fagard, RH and Boissel, J (2006). Cardiovascular Risk Score Calculator. [Data Collection]. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom. http://riskscore.lshtm.ac.uk/

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Description of data capture The score is derived from data on 47,088 men and women who participated in eight randomised controlled trials of drug treatment for high blood pressure in Europe and North America. Average follow-up was over 5 years and 1639 patients died of cardiovascular disease (1031 coronary heart disease, 371 stroke and 237 other). Though these trial participants did tend to have elevated blood pressure, the risk score should be of widespread use in health screening not necessarily motivated by high blood pressure. The selection of risk factors is based on what makes a highly significant independent contribution to predicting risk. Age, sex, smoking, systolic blood pressure and total cholesterol are well known to be important. Also, diabetes and left ventricular hypertrophy increase risk as does a previous stroke or heart attack. Raised creatinine and short stature are less widely known as risk factors, but the substantial body of evidence for their importance supports our inclusion of them in the risk score. However, if serum creatinine happens to be unknown we can still calculate your risk. Incidentally, diastolic blood pressure does not help to predict your risk score once systolic pressure is taken into account, and hence your diastolic pressure is not included.
Data capture method Simulation
Date (Completed) 13 June 2006
Language(s) of written materials English
Data Creators Pocock, S, Bennett, M, Mccormack, V, Gueyffier, F, Boutitie, F, Fagard, RH and Boissel, J
LSHTM Faculty/Department Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Medical Statistics
Participating Institutions London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Service de Pharmacologie Clinique, Faculté RTH Laennec, France, University of Leuven, UZ Gasthuisberg
Depositor Gareth Knight
Date Deposited 07 Apr 2017 13:26
Last Modified 07 Apr 2017 13:26
Publisher London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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