SCORE2 and SCORE2-OP
Two new algorithms SCORE2 and SCORE2-OP (older persons) have been published in June 2021:
SCORE2 risk prediction algorithms: new models to estimate 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease in Europe
SCORE2 working group and ESC Cardiovascular risk collaboration
European Heart Journal, ehab309, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehab309
SCORE2-OP risk prediction algorithms: estimating incident cardiovascular event risk in older persons in four geographical risk regions
SCORE2-OP working group and ESC Cardiovascular risk collaboration
European Heart Journal, ehab312, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehab312
The SCORE Charts
Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE): high and low cardiovascular risk charts based on gender, age, total cholesterol, systolic blood pressure and smoking status, with relative risk chart, qualifiers and instructions
Estimation of ten-year risk of fatal cardiovascular disease in Europe: the SCORE project
European Heart Journal, Volume 24, Issue 11, 1 June 2003, Pages 987–1003, https://doi.org/10.1016/S0195-668X(03)00114-3
Download the SCORE charts:
Advantages of SCORE
- Based on a large data set tested thoroughly with European data
- Operates with hard, reproducible endpoints (CVD death)
- Risk of CHD and stroke death can be derived separately
- Enables the development of an electronic interactive version of the risk chart
- The SCORE risk function can be calibrated to each country’s national mortality statistics
The SCORE database combines results from:
- 12 European cohort studies
- 250,000 patient-data sets
- 3 million person-years of observation
- 7,000 fatal CV events
SCORE risk charts interactive version
Access HeartScore, the interactive tool based on the SCORE risk charts.
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Which charts should I use for my country?
Use the low-risk charts in Andorra, Austria, Belgium,* Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,* Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands,* Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain,* Sweden,* Switzerland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Use the high-risk charts in other European countries. Some are at very high risk: the charts may underestimate risk in those. They include Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Egypt, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, North Macedonia, Moldova (Republic of), Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
*Updated, recalibrated charts are available for Belgium, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Poland.
For more information, please contact your National Cardiac Society.