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Last Posted: Jan 30, 2024
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What to Know About PREVENT, the AHA's New Cardiovascular Disease Risk Calculator.
Howard Larkin et al. JAMA 2023 12

From the article: "After 10 years, the American Heart Association (AHA) has updated its cardiovascular disease risk calculator for all adults aged 30 to 79 years without known cardiovascular disease. The Predicting Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Events (PREVENT) calculator is based on newer data from a larger, more diverse sample than the existing tool, the commonly used Pooled Cohort Equations (PCEs), released in 2013 for non-Black Hispanic and White adults aged 40 to 79 years. The PREVENT equations also take into account other health conditions, such as kidney and metabolic diseases, for determining the 10- and 30-year chances of both atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and heart failure. "

A deep learning-based electrocardiogram risk score for long term cardiovascular death and disease
JW Hughes et al, NPJ Digital Medicine, September 12, 2023

From the abstract: "The electrocardiogram (ECG) is the most frequently performed cardiovascular diagnostic test, but it is unclear how much information resting ECGs contain about long term cardiovascular risk. Here we report that a deep convolutional neural network can accurately predict the long-term risk of cardiovascular mortality and disease based on a resting ECG alone."

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