Cardiovascular risk: an overall score to better target treatment

The calculation of the overall risk takes into account known cardiovascular risk factors such as age, sex, tobacco, blood pressure, cholesterol level or diabetes.

We must get out of the era where hypercholesterolemia is treated with a statin, hypertension with an antihypertensive, diabetes with an antidiabetic. We must move on to the prevention of global cardiovascular risk. We are interested in the overall risk of the person above all else.explains the Pr Rémy Boussageon, general practitioner teaching at the University of Lyon and president of the Scientific Council of the National College of General Practitioners (CNGE).

To calculate this overall risk, there are different calculation models. They all take into account the known cardiovascular risk factors such as age, sex, smoking, blood pressure, cholesterol level or even diabetes and establish a probability of risk of having a cardiovascular accident and/or die within ten years. “In France, the most relevant equation is Score2”specifies the Pr Remy Boussageon. This recent algorithm, based on individual international data of 13 million…

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