Study: Risk estimates inadequate for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

01/15/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

A study from the Netherlands found that four cardiovascular risk algorithms were not accurate for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. However, no evidence suggested that treating traditional risk factors would not help this patient group. The study in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases found the Framingham risk score, Reynolds risk score and Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation tended to underestimate risk, while the QRisk II tool was likely to overestimate risk.

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