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The Importance of Considering Frailty in Research on Older Adults

The Importance of Considering Frailty in Research on Older Adults Letters Dr Lloyd-Jones reported grants from the National Institutes of Health, was a fects of CAC scans on ASCVD risk modification. This trial member of the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of showed that when patients were presented with information Cardiology (ACC) prevention guideline panels, and is president-elect of the about their CAC score, there were no significant improve- American Heart Association. Dr Stone reported being vice-chair of the 2018 ments in modifiable cardiovascular risk factors at 1 year. Given American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol. little evidence of benefit and the potential harms outlined in 1. Incze MA. Should I get a coronary CT scan? JAMA Intern Med. Published online the patient page and USPSTF statement, we believe that pa- March 15, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.0168 tients should be presented with a realistic view of what they 2. Lin JS, Evans CV, Johnson E, Redmond N, Coppola EL, Smith N. can expect from pursuing a coronary CT scan. Nontraditional risk factors in cardiovascular disease risk assessment: updated Finally, our statement that patients are exposed to rela- evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

The Importance of Considering Frailty in Research on Older Adults

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-6106
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2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.2523
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Abstract

Letters Dr Lloyd-Jones reported grants from the National Institutes of Health, was a fects of CAC scans on ASCVD risk modification. This trial member of the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of showed that when patients were presented with information Cardiology (ACC) prevention guideline panels, and is president-elect of the about their CAC score, there were no significant improve- American Heart Association. Dr Stone reported being vice-chair of the 2018 ments in modifiable cardiovascular risk factors at 1 year. Given American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol. little evidence of benefit and the potential harms outlined in 1. Incze MA. Should I get a coronary CT scan? JAMA Intern Med. Published online the patient page and USPSTF statement, we believe that pa- March 15, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.0168 tients should be presented with a realistic view of what they 2. Lin JS, Evans CV, Johnson E, Redmond N, Coppola EL, Smith N. can expect from pursuing a coronary CT scan. Nontraditional risk factors in cardiovascular disease risk assessment: updated Finally, our statement that patients are exposed to rela- evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 14, 2021

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