BME / cardiovascular risk / equality and diversity / Journal Article / London / risk estimation / uk population

Methods for assessing cardiovascular disease risk in a UK black population

The objectives of this study were to assess differences between cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk estimation methods when applied to a black UK population.

The authors concluded “The choice of risk estimation method does make a difference to estimates of CVD risk for black patients. The QRISK2 method, which incorporates ethnicity as a risk factor, appears to have the best fit with national data for this population.”

Read the abstract here: http://heart.bmj.com/content/98/18/1373.abstract

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