Frequently Asked Questions
What if the patient has diabetes?
Women/men with diabetes are already considered to be at high-risk of CVD events.1
Women/men with diabetes should be counseled and educated on risk-reduction programs that emphasize diet, blood glucose management, physical activity, medications and smoking cessation.5
Why is C-reactive protein (hsCRP) important to the Reynolds Risk Score?
C-reactive protein is a marker of inflammation that can be measured using a simple blood test. It provides additional information about risk of heart disease and stroke.2,6
How was the Reynolds Risk Score developed and validated?
The Reynolds Risk Score was developed and validated using data from 24,558
initially healthy American women
who were followed over a 10-year period for the development of heart attack, stroke, angioplasty, coronary artery
bypass surgery, or death related to heart disease.
The Reynolds Risk Score for men was developed similarly using data from 10,724 initially healthy
non-diabetic American men who were followed over a 10-year period for the development of heart attack, stroke,
angioplasty, bypass surgery, or death related to heart disease.It can be used as an alternative risk assessment tool
to further risk stratify moderate risk (as calculated by FRS) men > 50 and women > 60 with LDL-C < 3.5 mmol/L.1-3