Validation of the Framingham Heart Study and CHARGE-AF Risk Scores for Atrial Fibrillation in Hispanics, African-Americans, and Non-Hispanic Whites

Eric Shulman, Faraj Kargoli, Philip Aagaard, Ethan Hoch, Luigi Di Biase, John Devens Fisher, Jay N. Gross, Soo G. Kim, Andrew K. Krumerman, Kevin J. Ferrick

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A risk score for atrial fibrillation (AF) has been developed by the Framingham Heart Study and Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE)-AF consortium. However, validation of these risk scores in an inner-city population is uncertain. Thus, a validation model was built using the Framingham Risk Score for AF and CHARGE-AF covariates. An in and outpatient electrocardiographic database was interrogated from 2000 to 2013 for the development of AF. Patients were included if their age was >45 and

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-83
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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