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The objective of this study was to compare frequently used cardiovascular risk scores in predicting the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) and 3-vessel disease. In 350 consecutive patients (218 men and 132 women) who underwent coronary angiography, the cardiovascular risk level was determined using the Framingham Risk Score (FRS), the Modified Framingham Risk Score (MFRS), the Prospective Cardiovascular M√ľnster (PROCAM) score, and the Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE). The area under the curve for receiver operating characteristic curves showed that FRS had more predictive value than the other scores for CAD (area under curve, 0.76, P < or = 0.001), but all scores had good specificity and positive predictive value. For 3-vessel disease, the FRS had better predictive value than the other scores (area under curve, 0.74, P < or = 0.001), but all scores had good specificity and negative predictive value. The risk scores (FRS, MFRS, PROCAM, and SCORE) may predict the presence and severity of coronary atherosclerosis.The FRS had better predictive value than the other scores.

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Murat Yalcin, Ejder Kardesoglu, Mustafa Aparci, Zafer Isilak, Omer Uz, Omer Yiginer, Namik Ozmen, Bekir Yilmaz Cingozbay, Mehmet Uzun, Bekir Sitki Cebeci. Cardiovascular risk scores for coronary atherosclerosis. Acta cardiologica. 2012 Oct;67(5):557-63

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PMID: 23252006

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