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Systematic Review of Guidelines on Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Systematic Review of Guidelines on Cardiovascular Risk Assessment REVIEW ARTICLE Systematic Review of Guidelines on Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Which Recommendations Should Clinicians Follow for a Cardiovascular Health Check? Bart S. Ferket, MD; Ersen B. Colkesen, MD; Jacob J. Visser, MD, PhD; Sandra Spronk, PhD; Roderik A. Kraaijenhagen, MD, PhD; Ewout W. Steyerberg, PhD; M. G. Myriam Hunink, MD, PhD Objective: To appraise guidelines on cardiovascular risk tracted information on conflicts of interest and recom- assessment to guide selection of screening interven- mendations. tions for a health check. Results: Sixteen of 27 guidelines reported conflicts of Data Sources: Guidelines in the English language pub- interest and 17 showed considerable rigor. These in- lished between January 1, 2003, and May 2, 2009, were cluded recommendations on assessment of total cardio- retrieved using MEDLINE and CINAHL. This was supple- vascular risk (7 guidelines), dyslipidemia (2), hyperten- mented by searching the National Guideline Clearing- sion (2), and dysglycemia (7). Recommendations on total house, National Library for Health, Canadian Medical As- cardiovascular risk and dyslipidemia included predic- sociation Infobase, and G-I-N International Guideline tion models integrating multiple risk factors, whereas re- Library. maining recommendations were focused on single risk factors. No consensus was found on recommended tar- Study Selection: We included guidelines http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2010 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/archinternmed.2009.434
pmid
20065196
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Abstract

REVIEW ARTICLE Systematic Review of Guidelines on Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Which Recommendations Should Clinicians Follow for a Cardiovascular Health Check? Bart S. Ferket, MD; Ersen B. Colkesen, MD; Jacob J. Visser, MD, PhD; Sandra Spronk, PhD; Roderik A. Kraaijenhagen, MD, PhD; Ewout W. Steyerberg, PhD; M. G. Myriam Hunink, MD, PhD Objective: To appraise guidelines on cardiovascular risk tracted information on conflicts of interest and recom- assessment to guide selection of screening interven- mendations. tions for a health check. Results: Sixteen of 27 guidelines reported conflicts of Data Sources: Guidelines in the English language pub- interest and 17 showed considerable rigor. These in- lished between January 1, 2003, and May 2, 2009, were cluded recommendations on assessment of total cardio- retrieved using MEDLINE and CINAHL. This was supple- vascular risk (7 guidelines), dyslipidemia (2), hyperten- mented by searching the National Guideline Clearing- sion (2), and dysglycemia (7). Recommendations on total house, National Library for Health, Canadian Medical As- cardiovascular risk and dyslipidemia included predic- sociation Infobase, and G-I-N International Guideline tion models integrating multiple risk factors, whereas re- Library. maining recommendations were focused on single risk factors. No consensus was found on recommended tar- Study Selection: We included guidelines

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 11, 2010

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