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Risk Score of Pocock et al for Death from Cardiovascular Disease in Adults with Raised Blood Pressure

Purpose:

To estimate the risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease in 5 years using the risk score of Pocock et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

I11

Description:

Pocock et al developed a score for predicting the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in adults with an elevated blood pressure. It can help a physician determine an individual's need for antihypertensive treatment and other interventions to reduce the risk. The authors are from the INDANA project in Europe which maintains a database of individual data for patients enrolled in antihypertensive intervention trials.

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