Assessment of cardiovascular risk in hypertensive patients: a comparison of commonly used risk scoring programs

Ulusoy S.

KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL SUPPLEMENTS, vol.3, no.4, pp.340-342, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/kisup.2013.72
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.340-342
  • Keywords: cardiovascular risk, cardiovascular risk assessment, hypertension
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Several calculation modalities are used today for cardiovascular risk assessment. Cardiovascular risk assessment should be performed in all hypertensive patients. Risk assessment methods being based on the population in which the patient lives and the inclusion of factors such as ethnicity variations, socioeconomic status, and medication use will contribute to improvements in risk assessments. The results should be shared with the patient, and modifiable risk factors must be effectively treated.