A simple multiplier to calculate the impact of HDL cholesterol on cardiovascular risk estimation using SCORE
Descamps OS et al. – Authors developed an easy way to calculate the effects of differing HDL–C levels on risk by deriving HDL and sex specific multipliers and applying these to various reference charts. Of three strategies explored, one based on a low HDL (0.8mmol/l) reference chart was the simplest and was acceptably accurate. Such an approach simplifies risk estimation by avoiding the need for multiple charts.