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How do risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events compare in primary care patients with and without a history of CVD after adjusting for traditional CVD risk factors?
prospective cohort study with a mean 2 years of follow-up.
primary care practices in Auckland, New Zealand.
35 760 patients 30–74 years of age (mean age 54 y, 57% men, 10% with a history of CVD) who had a CVD risk score calculated using the web-based PREDICT clinical decision support program.
Description of prediction guide:
based on the Framingham risk score, PREDICT uses traditional CVD risk factors (age, sex, diabetes, smoking, blood pressure, and cholesterol concentrations) to classify patients as having <5%, 5% to <10%, 10% to <15%, 15% to <20%, or ⩾20% 5-year risk of a CVD …
Source of funding: Health Research Council.