Cardiovascular disease risk models

Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos



During the second half of the last century there are many published works on statistical models related to the etiology and strategies for prevention of cardiovascular disease, especially coronary heart disease. The risk models have played an important role in primary prevention and are often used in everyday clinical practice. In this work we discuss some, widely used, risk models.

Keywords: cardiovascular disease, risk models, epidemiology