What is the QRisk2?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
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The QRISK (2007) and the updated QRISK2 (2008) are algorithms developed for the United Kingdom population to better predict 10-year risk of CVD. [13, 14] In 2009, the UK National Health Service (NHS) began using QRISK2 across its system and since 2010, the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended QRISK2 as the preferred risk score for assessing cardiovascular risk.

The QRISK2 algorithm includes all the major risk factors of the FRS-ATP-III score, plus the following [14] :

  • Self-reported ethnicity
  • Measures of social deprivation
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Family history of heart disease

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