Navigation Links
New Web- Based Calculator to Assess Heart Disease Risk

A new web-based calculator has been develooped to assess the risk of heart disease in British black and minority ethnic groups which are often wrongly assessed. //

ETHRISK is for everyday use in the doctor's surgery and other primary care settings. It has been developed by researchers at the University of Bristol to improve prediction of the heart disease risks of seven British black and minority ethnic groups. Ethnic groups within Britain have a different risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD), when compared with the general population in Britain. However, their risks are not being correctly assessed, due to the outdated method of calculation.

Dr Peter Brindle, lead author on the paper published online today in the BMJ journal Heart, said: "The ETHRISK calculator adjusts for ethnic groups and is based on a re-calibration of the Framingham risk equations. It provides a much more realistic assessment of the risk of having heart disease and stroke within a 10-year period, faced by an individual from one of these groups.

"Once the blood pressure and cholesterol measurements have been taken, the nurse or doctor can go online and plug in the numbers to get a more accurate risk score for that individual. "

The recommended way of preventing heart disease involves using the Framingham risk score to identify high-risk patients. Patients above an agreed threshold are prescribed preventive treatments. However, the relevance of the Framingham score to the British population is uncertain, particularly when applied to ethnic groups, because the US data on which Framingham is based, are over 20 years old.

This means that people in some ethnic groups may not be picked up as being at high risk, while others are taking drugs unnecessarily since their risk is being over-estimated.

Professor Peter Weissberg, Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation which funded the study, sa
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Steps To Improve Quality Of Plant-Based Drugs
2. Cancer hazard Found With Animal-Based Nutrients
3. Prime Minister Manmohan Against Incentive-Based Population Control
4. New Oat And Soy-Based Fat Replacer Launched
5. Record Growth Of Soya-Based Dairy Alternatives Over The Past Year In European Markets
6. Race Based Genome Project Launched By Mexico
7. Childhood Asthma Can Be Kept Under Control By Cost-Effective Home Based Interventions
8. Home Based Rapid HIV Test Kit to be approved by US – OraQuick Test Ki
9. Web Based Psychotherapy for Depression
10. Relief For British MS Patients: Cannabis-Based Oral Spray
11. Child-friendly initiative For Lead-Based Paint Work: EPA, USA
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: New Web Based Calculator Assess Heart Disease Risk

(Date:3/31/2015)... 2015 NYC based chiropractor Dr. Steven Shoshany, ... He is proud to offer an improved and expanded use ... was able to offer percussive soft tissue treatment ... also able to offer full body Active Release Technique treatment ... Tape, he is now also able to offer percussive therapy ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... 31, 2015 In addition to their corporate ... the Burn Institute, Bill Howe Plumbing is proud to sponsor ... their own employees. One example of an employee led ... Mesa, Ca. The San Diego plumbing company has ... their field supervisor, an accomplished musician and plumber. , This ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... 2015 A new study by Health eCareers ... rank employee turnover as their greatest staffing concern this year ... the battle – once you have them, you need to ... trends in healthcare recruiting blog series , which profiles ... Turnover in hospitals has high numbers and results in high ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... Wisconsin (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 The legendary ... 5 to October 2 in North America, and dates for ... areas. The group will perform many great hits during upcoming ... for March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard that will air on ... television appearance in the U.S. featuring David Lee Roth. , ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... 31, 2015 A new legal ... and family members who may have been prescribed Zofran, ... morning sickness. The site was created in response to ... in C.A. No. 11-10398-RWZ, filed with the United States ... reports that this case alleged that GlaxoSmithKline gave ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NYC Chiropractor Dr Steven Shoshany Expands Percussive Massage Offering 2Health News:NYC Chiropractor Dr Steven Shoshany Expands Percussive Massage Offering 3Health News:Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. Sponsors Spring Harp Fest for the Sixth Year 2Health News:Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. Sponsors Spring Harp Fest for the Sixth Year 3Health News:New Survey Finds Staff Turnover Top Concern for Healthcare Recruiters in 2015 2Health News:New Survey Finds Staff Turnover Top Concern for Healthcare Recruiters in 2015 3Health News:New Survey Finds Staff Turnover Top Concern for Healthcare Recruiters in 2015 4Health News:Van Halen Presale Tickets: QueenBeeTickets.com Kicks Off Van Halen Ticket Sales with Reduced Prices on Seats for the 2015 Concert Tour During This Week's Presales 2Health News:Robert Gardner Law Announces Resource Site for Patients Prescribed Zofran During Pregnancy 2
... Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL ),announced today ... president -,Investor Relations and as a member of ... Officer Edward J. Borkowski, Crookshank is,responsible for all ... and direction of activities that proactively promote Mylan ...
... Pharmaceuticals (SPI) has,received an R&D contract award from ... lead drug candidate for hearing regeneration. SPI has,developed ... the inner ear of mammals involving p27Kip1, a ... cell division or proliferation in,many developing cells and ...
... strip ... BOCA RATON, Fla., July 21 TransMedia Group said it was,retained ... all-natural,sleep aid for people who can,t wait for pills to work, ... fast and safely. MedGen Inc.,the makers of Snorenz, which has over ...
... help 3.3 million U.S. sufferers, SUNNYVALE, ... today,announced that 98.4 percent of patients having ... esophagus were free of the disease 2.5,years ... ablation,system. The results were published this month ...
... offer a future alternative to bypass surgery, researchers say ... they have grown in mice the kind of functioning ... operations. , One ultimate goal is to replace some ... establish themselves in the body, providing a system of ...
... are the same, but common sense measures can reduce the risk, ... a leading cause of serious injury and death among elderly people ... the home, says the American Geriatric Society (AGS). , "There are ... those who are aging. Something as small as using a night ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Daniel E. Crookshank Joins Mylan as Vice President - Investor Relations 2Health News:Sound Pharmaceuticals Receives Additional DoD Funding for Its Hearing Regeneration Product 2Health News:Sweet Dreams, Sweet Breath: MedGen Inc. Retains TransMedia Group to Send Media a Wake-Up Call About an All-Natural, Quick New Way to Slumber Land 2Health News:Precancerous Esophagus Disease Eliminated in 98.4% of Patients Treated With HALO Ablation System 2Health News:Precancerous Esophagus Disease Eliminated in 98.4% of Patients Treated With HALO Ablation System 3Health News:Heart Blood Vessels Grown in the Lab 2Health News:Falls Are Top Cause of Injury, Death Among Elderly 2
(Date:3/30/2015)... March 30, 2015 NiQ ... systems," announced the high level interface capabilities of ... infotainment systems. The partnership between CarePlus™ ... terminals; this allows patients to choose the most ... and acuity. The advanced functionality of CarePlus™ allows ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... 30, 2015  New York College of Health Professions ... Properties portfolio with U.S. Patent #8,996,098 donated by its ... represents a surgical instrument that allows surgeons to view ... were in the traditional format of a slide that ... databases during surgery, thus providing the surgeon real time ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... , March 30, 2015   CSL Behring ... (EMA) has started the Centralized Procedure for reviewing ... long-acting fusion protein linking recombinant coagulation factor IX ... rIX-FP will provide hemophilia B patients in the ... Economic Area (EEA) countries, with a long-acting treatment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:NiQ Health Announces CarePlus(TM) Integration with ClinicAll 2World Renowned Inventor Continues To Break Boundaries With Latest Patent 2World Renowned Inventor Continues To Break Boundaries With Latest Patent 3European Medicines Agency Commences Review of CSL Behring's Regulatory Submission for rIX-FP for Hemophilia B Patients 2European Medicines Agency Commences Review of CSL Behring's Regulatory Submission for rIX-FP for Hemophilia B Patients 3European Medicines Agency Commences Review of CSL Behring's Regulatory Submission for rIX-FP for Hemophilia B Patients 4
... Sept. 19, 2011 Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: ... Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has received U.S. Food and Drug ... Application (ANDA) for Enoxaparin Sodium Injection in the ... the generic equivalent to Sanofi-aventis, LOVENOX®, and is ...
... HeartWare International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTWR - ... circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment of ... is scheduled to present at the Lazard Capital Markets ... ET on Thursday, September 22, 2011.  The one-day conference ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Watson Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval of Amphastar's Generic LOVENOX(R) 2Watson Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval of Amphastar's Generic LOVENOX(R) 3HeartWare to Present at The Lazard Capital Markets 3rd Annual Circulatory Assist Device Day 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: