The Dutch SCORE-based risk charts seriously underestimate the risk of cardiovascular disease.

HT Jørstad, SM Boekholdt, Nicholas Wareham, Kay-Tee Khaw & RJG Peters
INTRODUCTION: Dutch cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention guidelines recommend the use of modified SCORE risk charts to estimate 10-year risk of fatal and nonfatal CVD (myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular disease and congestive heart failure). This combined risk is derived from the SCORE mortality risk using multipliers. These multipliers have been shown to underestimate overall CVD risk. We aimed to compare the current Dutch risk charts with charts that estimate a broader range of clinically relevant CVD using...
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