A team from the University of Granada has recently designed a new software solution for estimating the risk of cardiac disease. The new solution can also provide massive risk estimations, including determination of the risk of cardiac disease affecting a certain population group. The new solution was used in a trial involving 3000 patients. More information about the new solution appears in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.
Cardiac diseases widely affect populations at working age. These diseases are accounted for a high number of mortalities every year all over the world. To determine the risk for cardiac diseases, a number of equations are to be reviewed. These equations play a critical role in preventing cardiac diseases.
The research team said "during the last decade, the approaches to cardiovascular disease prevention have evolved from isolated interventions on modifiable risk factors to an integral model of intervention strategies based on previous risk quantification and stratification."
Risk quantification and stratification have been improved thanks to new tools that made these processes easier. During their study, the team conducted a comparative study of the behavior of different equations used to determine the risk of cardiac disease. The study involved a group at risk. A number of factors were reviewed, including obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes.