Evaluation of the American Heart Association cardiovascular disease prevention guideline for women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes, Volume 3, Issue 2, p.128-34 (2010)


2010, Aged, Algorithms, American Heart Association, Cardiovascular Diseases, Center-Authored Paper, Chi-Square Distribution, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Life Style, Logistic Models, Middle Aged, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Prognosis, Proportional Hazards Models, Prospective Studies, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, ROC Curve, Sex Factors, Time Factors, United States, Women's Health, Women's Health Services


The 2007 update to the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention in women recommend a simplified approach to risk stratification. We assigned Women's Health Initiative participants to risk categories as described in the guideline and evaluated clinical event rates within and between strata.