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Cardiovascular risk scores do not account for the effect of treatment: a review.

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OBJECTIVE: To compare the strengths and limitations of cardiovascular risk scores available for clinicians in assessing the global (absolute) risk of cardiovascular disease. DESIGN: Review of cardiovascular risk scores. DATA SOURCES: Medline (1966 to May 2009) using a mixture of MeSH terms and free text for the keywords 'cardiovascular', 'risk prediction' and 'cohort studies'. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: A study was eligible if it fulfilled the following criteria: (1) it was ...

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10.1136/hrt.2010.220442

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-CTU
Journal:
Heart (British Cardiac Society)
Volume:
97
Issue:
9
Pages:
689-697
Publication date:
2011-05-05
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EISSN:
1468-201X
ISSN:
1355-6037
URN:
uuid:de894cfa-9c98-476e-9f05-1e005a0a6166
Source identifiers:
215682
Local pid:
pubs:215682

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