Effect of using cardiovascular risk scoring in routine risk assessment in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: an overview of systematic reviews.

Affiliation

Department of Family Medicine, Chair of Internal Medicine and Gerontology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, 4 Bochenska Street, 31-061, Krakow, Poland. [Email]

Abstract

Our objectives were to critically appraise and summarise the current evidence for the effectiveness of using cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk scoring (total risk assessment - TRA) in routine risk assessment in primary prevention of CVD compared with standard care with regards to patients outcomes, clinical risk factor levels, medication prescribing, and adverse effects.

Keywords

Cardiovascular diseases,Cardiovascular system,Primary prevention,Risk assessment,Risk factors,

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