Response by Kaasenbrood et al to Letter Regarding Article, “Distribution of Estimated 10-Year Risk of Recurrent Vascular Events and Residual Risk in a Secondary Prevention Population”
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We thank Koh for his interest in our work. 1 Koh addresses the importance of accounting for geographic variation in cardiovascular risk when applying cardiovascular risk scores to individual patients internationally. Referring to 2 recent studies on cardiovascular risk scores, 1 in the primary prevention setting by Yang et al2 and our study1 in the secondary prevention setting, Koh concludes that risk prediction is complicated by differences in cardiovascular risk among regions and countries because existing risk scores do not account for such differences. Therefore, Koh states that more studies in …