Assessing CVD Risk: Traditional Approaches
- 1Key Points (1 page)
- 2The PROCAM Study (2 pages)
- 3The PROCAM Risk Algorithm (2 pages)
- 4Key Findings of the PROCAM Study (3 pages)
- 5References (1 page)
- The PROCAM study showed that HDL cholesterol is an important driver of CHD risk and provided evidence that HDL cholesterol levels exert a much stronger influence on CHD risk in individuals with elevated global cardiovascular risk.
- One of the most important findings of the PROCAM study was that CHD risk factors do not act in isolation but rather in conjunction.
- The PROCAM study demonstrated that fasting triglyceride levels are an independent risk factor for CHD events, regardless of HDL or LDL cholesterol concentrations.