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Cardiovascular Risk and Risk Scores: ASSIGN, Framingham, QRISK and others: how to choose

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  • Sole contributor's statement of interest The sole contributor, Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe, developed the ASSIGN cardiovascular risk score jointly with Mark Woodward in 2006, in relation to the revised SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Group) guideline 97 ‘Risk estimation and the prevention of cardiovascular disease’.10 11 It is adopted by SIGN and the Scottish Government Health Directorates as the current cardiovascular risk score of choice in Scotland.

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