What is the Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE)?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
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Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation

The Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE) utilized pooled data of over 250,000 individuals from 12 European studies in its development. First published in 2003, the algorithm calculated the 10-year CVD death risk with separate scores for CHD and stroke fatality. [15] In subsequent revisions, the total CVD risk was also calculated.

Calibrations for high- and low-risk regions of Europe have been developed, based on each country’s mortality statistics. In addition, in the 2012 revision, published in the CVD guidelines released by the Fifth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology, a cardiovascular risk age calculation was added. The calculation is intended to be used as a communication aid, particularly with younger individuals with low risk estimates. [16]

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