How Accurate Are Three Risk Prediction Models in U.S. Women?
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for U.S. women, and nearly two-thirds who died suddenly of CVD had no previous symptoms.1 Therefore, it is of great importance to identify "at-risk" women early, such that effective primary prevention strategies can be instituted. A universal recommendation of prevention guidelines is that all asymptomatic women should undergo a global risk assessment.2 (SELECT FULL TEXT TO CONTINUE)
- Received February 28, 2012.
- Accepted February 29, 2012.
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