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Half of Adults 50 and Younger With Low 10-Year Risk of CVD Have High Lifetime Risk
Date:1/14/2009

American Heart Association rapid access journal report

Study highlights:

  • A traditional scoring method to determine the odds of having cardiovascular disease within 10 years may not be sufficient for risk estimation.
  • Most adults 50 years and younger have a low 10-year risk because of the importance of age in influencing risk for heart disease.
  • Researchers suggest using a long-term risk estimate for adults age 50 and younger in addition to the traditional 10-year risk score.

DALLAS, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About half of people 50 years and younger who have a low 10-year or short-term cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk may have a high lifetime risk, researchers report in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Typically, physicians determine patients' risk based on the Framingham Risk Score (FRS), a measure that helps to predict CVD risk during the next 10 years.

"However, our study's findings suggest that using only the traditional scoring method might be a missed opportunity for prevention," said Jarett D. Berry, M.D., M.S, lead author of the study.

"One of the limitations of using the traditional method is that most adults who are 50 years and younger have a low 10-year risk. This reflects the importance of age in determining cardiovascular disease risk," said Berry, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. "We wanted to determine if the addition of a lifetime risk estimate to the 10-year risk estimate would give us a better understanding of which individuals in this age group might have a higher prevalence and progression of undetected atherosclerosis."

Researchers found long-term risk estimates provide novel information about risk predic
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