CV risk score predicts subclinical vascular injury

MRI-confirmed injuries suggest score could be used to stratify patients, researchers say
Lydia Hales
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A simple cardiac risk score can warn of preclinical cerebrovascular disease in patients without previous history of stroke or heart disease, researchers say.

The non-lab-based INTERHEART risk score (IHRS) is a summary measure of factors including blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, abdominal fat and diet.