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Predicting Risk of Heart Failure in Framingham Study

Purpose:

To estimate the risk for developing heart failure in a middle age to older adult based on data from the Framingham Study.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Radiology

Objective:

risk factors, prevention

ICD-10:

I50

Description:

Adults with hypertension, coronary artery disease and/or valvular disease are at increased risk for developing heart failure. Certain clinical features in the Framingham Study were associated with risk of heart failure within the 4 years after examination. Since heart failure is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, this can help identify those patients who might benefit from more aggressive therapy.

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