Hayward and Basu on inaccuracy of common tool to estimate CVD risk and prescribe meds

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In a new study published in the *Annals of Internal Medicine*, Rodney Hayward, Sanjay Basu and colleagues find 2013 pooled cohort equations - a key tool in estimating CVD risk and guiding treatment - misestimate by as much as 20% the 10-year risk of heart attack or stroke. Basu says that when he and his colleagues updated the statistical modeling with more recent data, they produced what they feel is a more accurate estimation.

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