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Absolute coronary risk analyser--a tool for managing coronary heart disease risk.

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Author(s): Mitrabasu P | Shahapurkar J | Sreekumar T | Vyawahare M | Sarma C

Journal: Indian Journal of Medical Sciences
ISSN 0019-5359

Volume: 57;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 238;
Date: 2003;

Keywords: Coronary Disease | etiology | prevention & control | Human | Risk Assessment | Risk Factors | Software

ABSTRACT
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to develop a coronary risk analyser which can calculate authentically the absolute coronary risk of an individual for coronary risk management. METHODS AND RESULTS: After extensive literature survey was done to derive the most appropriate method to calculate the absolute coronary risk. Joint British recommendations derived from Framingham′s heart study were adopted for its supreme sensitivity and specificity. A windows based software is developed using Visual basic programming language. The software is easily installable in any pentium PC with windows operating system and requires entry of a detailed medical profile of an individual for the calculation of absolute coronary risk. CONCLUSION: Coronary risk analyser developed by DEBEL effectively calculates the absolute coronary risk of an individual over 2, 5 or 10 years and stores the patient′s data properly. The software is a tool to manage the coronary risk of a patient in the field of preventive cardiology.
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