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    Reynolds Risk Score for Cardiovascular Risk in Women

    Estimates 10-year cardiovascular risk in women over age 45 years.
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    Women over age 45.

    • The Reynolds Risk Score estimates risk of adverse cardiovascular event (ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, need for coronary revascularization, or cardiovascular death) in women over age 45.
    • Derivation study included mostly white women of middle class socioeconomic range, and caution should be used if generalizing to non-white women.
    • The study also did not shed new light on cardiovascular risk in very low risk women (<5% risk over ten years).
    • hsCRP level is not often ordered in routine outpatient laboratory tests.
    • May help determine need for statin therapy for risk reduction. Women with a Reynolds Risk score of 10% or less over a ten year period generally do not require statin therapy.
    • Re-classifies 40-50% of women previously in the intermediate cardiovascular range to lower or higher risk categories compared to prior studies, like the Framingham Coronary Heart Disease Risk Score, conducted in mostly Caucasian male patients.
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    Dr. Paul M. Ridker

    About the Creator

    Paul M. Ridker, MD, MPH, is the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and directs the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, a translational research unit at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is also a practicing cardiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an echocardiographer by sub-specialty training. Dr. Ridker’s research focuses on the design and conduct of multi-national randomized trials, the development of inflammatory biomarkers for clinical and research use, the molecular and genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases, and novel strategies for cardiovascular disease detection and prevention.

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