AuthorsCooney, Marie Therese
De Bacquer, Dirk
AffiliationDepartment of Cardiology, Adelaide Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Reproducibility of Results
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CitationCardiovascular risk age: concepts and practicalities. 2012, 98 (12):941-6 Heart
JournalHeart (British Cardiac Society)
AbstractA young person with many risk factors may have the same level of risk as an older person with no risk factors. Thus a high-risk 40-year-old may have a risk age of 60 years or more. The aim of the study was to derive a generic equation for risk age, construct risk age charts, and explore the hypothesis that risk age is similar regardless of the cardiovascular disease (CVD) end point used.