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Member Research and Reports

UAB Validates Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Equations

The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Pooled Cohort risk equations were developed to estimate atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and guide statin initiation. Dr. Paul Muntner, professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham – collaborating with Dr. Lisandro D. Colantonio, doctoral candidate in the department of epidemiology, and Dr. George Howard, professor in the department of biostatistics – recently assessed calibration and discrimination of the risk equations in a contemporary U.S. population.