A convenient tool to profile patients for generalized cardiovascular disease risk in primary care

Source: American Journal of Cardiology, 2009, 103 (8) p. 1174-1177

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: April, 2009

Publication type: Editorial

In a nutshell: Various risk-scoring models have been developed for screening patients at high risk of coronary artery disease. Despite their accurate identification of patients with increased risk factors, these models are not always adopted within primary care clinics due to a reluctance on the part of medical staff. One model is promoted in this editorial as a particularly effective risk assessment device.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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