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Estimation of ten-year risk of fatal cardiovascular disease in Europe: the SCORE project

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Cardiovascular Disease in Primary Care
Public Health
Risk Factors and Prevention
Non-cardiac Surgery\Pre-surgical Assessment
Guidelines version available to download
Published in 2003
Reference European Heart Journal (2003) 24, 987–1003; doi:10.1016/S0195-668X(03)00114-3
Table of contents: Full Text (ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines)
  1. Introduction
  2. Subjects and methods
    • Definition of end-points
    • Statistical methods
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
    • Total cardiovascular risk rather than
    • coronary heart disease risk
    • Why fatal events only?
    • Changing thresholds for high risk
  5. Other aspects of the SCORE risk charts
    • Versions for total cholesterol and cholesterol/HDL ratio
    • Change in the ages for which the risk is displayed
    • SCORE risk charts are for primary prevention
    • Why not separate risk charts for persons with diabetes?
  6. Limitations
  7. Appendix
  8. References