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Revista argentina de cardiología

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BENOZZI, Silvia F et al. Can the SCORE and NCEP Function Charts be Applied in Primary Prevention to Estimate Cardiovascular Risk in the Argentine Population?. Rev. argent. cardiol. [online]. 2010, vol.78, n.4, pp. 346-349. ISSN 1850-3748.

Background The estimation of cardiovascular risk in primary prevention using equations specially developed for risk stratification allows optimizing the use of public health resources. Objectives To assess the cardiovascular risk using the SCORE and NCEP function charts and to analyze the agreement between both charts in an Argentine population. Material and Methods We obtained clinical and biochemical data from 234 adult people of both genders who attended the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Hospital Municipal de Bahía Blanca. Metabolic syndrome was defined according to the AHA criteria and low cardiovascular risk was considered with NCEP III < 20% and SCORE < 5%. Results The accuracy of SCORE and NCEP function charts to classify subjects with low cardiovascular risk was 93.16%, with a moderate agreement (kappa: 0.452). Conclusion The SCORE and NCEP function charts may be useful tools in primary prevention and cost-efficient in daily clinical practice.

Palabras clave : Cardiovascular Diseases; Risk Factors; Risk Assessment.

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