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HeartScore Europe

Updates with SCORE2 and SCORE2-OP (2022)

We are grateful to the following experts for their contribution:

Costantinos Davos, Dirk De Bacquer, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Frank Visseren, Ian Graham, Jannick Dorresteijn, John William McEvoy, Lisa Pennells, Lukas Hoes, Stephen Kaptoge, Steven Hageman, and the ESC Cardiovascular Risk Collaboration (CRC) steering committee members.

The HeartScore® web-based program

has been originally developed by the European Society of Cardiology in close collaboration with:

  • The HeartScore® Steering Committee
  • The Research Centre for Prevention and Health, Glostrup University Hospital and Copenhagen County, Denmark:
    • Troels Thomsen, MD, PhD
    • Michael Davidsen, Statistician
    • Torben Jørgensen, Director
  • The Steno Diabetes Centre, Gentofte, Denmark:
    • Knut Borch-Johnsen, MD, Chief physician
  • The Medical Department M, Glostrup University Hospital, Denmark:
    • Hans Ibsen, MD, Chief physician
  • The Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland:
    • Tony Fitzgerald, Statistician

HeartScore® is the result of a partnership between SCORE and Precard.

The calculation model used in the program is based on the SCORE project (Conroy R.M., Pyörälä K., et al.:"Estimation of ten-year risk of fatal cardiovascular disease in Europe: the SCORE project". European Heart Journal (2003) 24:987-1003) comprising a total of 210.000 individuals. The regional models are based on a calibration of this function to national mortality statistics.

The ESC wishes to extend its thanks to the all the Centres for their collaboration in providing data for the SCORE project.