21 de julio de 2009

What's new in risk prediction guidelines?

Inevitably, the SCORE system has several limitations, the most important one being that CVD risk scores are not easy to use in a busy practice In daily practice only 13% of physicians use these risk charts (Erhardt L. Int J Clin Pract 2002) and, although these risk charts seem to benefit the elderly, they may not adequately estimate the risk of CVD in younger adults.