Community-based cardiovascular risk reduction: Age and the Framingham risk score

Gill Richardson, Hugo Cornelis Van Woerden, Rhiannon Edwards, Lucy Morgan, Robert Gordon Newcombe

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Abstract

This study examined the effect of a community-based intervention on the natural rise with age of the Framingham 10-year risk score. Patients in the 45–64-year-old age group from 10 general practices were sent an invite card including five self-screening questions. Those with any of the prescribed risk factors were invited to arrange an appointment to assess their risk of heart disease, where a Framingham risk score was calculated and advice given, and then invited for re-assessment around 18 months later.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)180-184
Number of pages5
JournalThe British Journal of Cardiology
Volume18
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2011

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