Comparison of novel risk markers for improvement in cardiovascular risk assessment in intermediate-risk individuals

Joseph Yeboah, Robyn L. McClelland, Tamar S. Polonsky, Gregory L. Burke, Christopher T. Sibley, Daniel O'Leary, Jeffery J. Carr, David C. Goff, Philip Greenland, David M. Herrington

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Abstract

Context: Risk markers including coronary artery calcium, carotid intima-media thickness, ankle-brachial index, brachial flow-mediated dilation, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP), and family history of coronary heart disease (CHD) have been reported to improve on the Framingham Risk Score (FRS) for prediction of CHD, but there are no direct comparisons of these markers for risk prediction in a single cohort. Objective: We compared improvement in prediction of incident CHD/ cardiovascular disease (CVD) of these 6 risk markers within intermediate-risk participants (FRS >5%-

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)788-795
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume308
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 22 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Yeboah, J., McClelland, R. L., Polonsky, T. S., Burke, G. L., Sibley, C. T., O'Leary, D., Carr, J. J., Goff, D. C., Greenland, P., & Herrington, D. M. (2012). Comparison of novel risk markers for improvement in cardiovascular risk assessment in intermediate-risk individuals. Journal of the American Medical Association, 308(8), 788-795.