Stroke risk stratification

Common Questions and Answers about Stroke risk stratification


Avatar n tn Should I have at least 1 real, full measurement done? c) Depending on whose risk stratification calculator I use, I get wildly differing results as to what my risk is: o ATP III ( 1% o Framingham total cholesterol: 5% (over 10 years) o Framingham LDL: 7% (over 10 years) o Calc. using Framingham + CAC: 7% (over 10 years) Which do I believe? I'm inclined to believe the last the most: most specificity to me.
469720 tn?1388149949 I think that your risk stratification places you in a higher risk category. The goal of all of these different ways of risk stratifying is to prompt people to recognize their risk and to modify their behaviors generally smoking cessation, diet and activity level to improve their health. It sounds like you are doing all of those with a goal of getting down to an ideal weight. I like the response from Pusher.
Avatar f tn The caveat is that it was NOT a stress test so it has no predictive value in terms of your risk stratification of a cardiac event. They looked at the structure of your heart, but an echocardiogram cannot see the plumbing or the arteries of the heart. So, I would be happy with your test results, although I at your age would push for a stress test. Which is debatable if you do not have chest symptoms.
Avatar n tn Atrial fibrillation is not a benign condition and requires appropriate risk stratification and treatment-- but you if you only have PACs, I would advise you not to worry about problems that you don't already have. The incidence of sudden cardiac death in the US is about 300,000 cases per year and the US population is over 300,000,000. Most cases of SCD are related to coronary artery disease.