What Is Framingham Risk Score?

Q: What is Framingham Risk Score?

 

A: Framingham Risk Score (FRS) is short for Framingham Coronary Heart Disease Risk Score. As the name suggests, it’s a risk calculator. According to the model, the FRS could calculate your risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CAD) within a 10-year period. However, many studies have found out that the FRS tends to overestimate the risk. What’s more, it doesn’t include many identified risk factors such as family history. In addition, the FRS is based upon the clinical experience since 1948. Due to the limitations, it seems to be out of date.

 

 

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