Reynolds Risk Score
a cardiovascular risk prediction tool that takes into account several risk factors to estimate an individual’s likelihood of experiencing a major cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, within a specified time frame. It was developed by Dr. Paul M. Ridker and colleagues and is often used to assess cardiovascular risk in women. The scoring system was introduced as an improvement over traditional risk assessment tools, particularly for women without diabetes.
The factors considered in the Reynolds Risk Score typically include:
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
Systolic blood pressure
Additionally, the Reynolds Risk Score incorporates information about whether an individual has a family history of premature heart disease. The score provides an estimate of the absolute risk of a cardiovascular event over a specified time period, such as 10 years.
It’s important to note that medical guidelines and risk assessment tools may be updated over time, so it’s advisable to consult with healthcare professionals or refer to the latest medical literature for the most current information on cardiovascular risk assessment.