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Risk Score of McMahan et al for Predicting Atherosclerotic Lesions in the Aorta of a Young Person

Purpose:

To evaluate a person 15-34 years old for the risk of atherosclerotic lesions in the aorta based on the study of McMahan et al.

Specialty:

Cardiology

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications, selection

ICD-10:

I70

Description:

McMahan et al developed a score for predicting the risk of atherosclerotic lesions in the aorta of a young patient. These can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from multiple universities in the United States belonging to the Pathobiological Determinants of Atherosclerosis in Youth Research Group.

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