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Socioeconomic deprivation is overlooked in cardiovascular primary prevention

Jenny Blair, MD   |   Clinical Summary   |   01 July 2022
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Takeaway

  • Incorporating socioeconomic status (SES) alongside traditional cardiovascular risk factors may strengthen efforts at primary prevention and help close equity gaps.

Why this matters

  • Socioeconomic deprivation has been linked to higher cardiovascular death and morbidity.
  • Some risk scores incorporate it.
    • Assessing Cardiovascular Risk Using SIGN (ASSIGN) does.
    • Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation 2...

          

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