Scientists have developed a new system to calculate a person’s 10-12 year risk for heart disease by analyzing their blood. It’s a method which has greater precision than analyzing and identifying traditional risk factors of heart disease alone.
With additional information about Body Mass Index (BMI) , smoking habits and blood pressure , this can be used to calculate their 10-12 year risk for cardiovascular disease, according to researchers from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
There are several risk prediction calculators available today. However, the use of risk prediction calculators has decline din the primary care setting because the currently available prediction calculators only explain a modest proportion of the incidence, researchers said. The findings were published in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology.