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Improvement of cardiovascular risk prediction : time to review current knowledge, debates, and fundamentals on how to assess test characteristics

Romanens, Michel and Ackermann, Franz and Spence, John David and Darioli, Roger and Rodondi, Nicolas and Corti, Roberto and Noll, Georg and Schwenkglenks, Matthias and Pencina, Michael. (2010) Improvement of cardiovascular risk prediction : time to review current knowledge, debates, and fundamentals on how to assess test characteristics. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, 17 (1). pp. 18-23.

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Abstract

Cardiovascular risk assessment might be improved with the addition of emerging, new tests derived from atherosclerosis imaging, laboratory tests or functional tests. This article reviews relative risk, odds ratios, receiver-operating curves, posttest risk calculations based on likelihood ratios, the net reclassification improvement and integrated discrimination. This serves to determine whether a new test has an added clinical value on top of conventional risk testing and how this can be verified statistically. Two clinically meaningful examples serve to illustrate novel approaches. This work serves as a review and basic work for the development of new guidelines on cardiovascular risk prediction, taking into account emerging tests, to be proposed by members of the 'Taskforce on Vascular Risk Prediction' under the auspices of the Working Group 'Swiss Atherosclerosis' of the Swiss Society of Cardiology in the future.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Pharmazeutische Medizin ECPM > Pharmazeutische Medizin (Szucs)
UniBasel Contributors:Schwenkglenks, Matthias
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
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Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:1741-8267
e-ISSN:1741-8275
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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