Assessments tools for risk prediction of cardiovascular diseases

Vitali Gorenoi, Matthias P. Schönermark & Anja Hagen
Scientific background Cardiovascular diseases have an enormous epidemiological and economic importance. For the selection of persons with increased total cardiovascular risk for individual-targeted (e. g. drug-based) prevention interventions different risk prognosis instruments (equations, point scores and table charts) were derived from studies or databases. The transferability of these prognostic instruments on the populations not examined in these data sources as well as their comparability are not clear. Research questions The evaluation addresses the questions on...