Coronary Artery Disease Risk Stratification

Coronary heart disease risk factors, such as Framingham risk score, are widely recommended for coronary risk stratification among individual patients

  • It is best at
    • strong negative predictive value and the
    • ability to effectively exclude the presence of coronary artery disease in symptomatic patients, especially in the intermediate-risk group

Links and References


Greenland P et al Beyond Secondary Prevention : Identifying the High-Risk Patient for Primary Prevention : Noninvasive Tests of Atherosclerotic Burden : Writing Group III Circulation. 2000;101:e16–e22


S.C. Smith Jr., P. Greenland, S.M. Grundy

Beyond secondary prevention: identifying the high-risk patient for primary prevention: executive summary
Circulation, 101 (2000), pp. 111-116