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Table 3 Cardiovascular risk according to Dutch, European and American guidelines

From: Cardiovascular risk management in patients with active Ankylosing Spondylitis: a detailed evaluation

Total number of patients USA n = 130 EUR n = 130 DUTCH n = 130 DUTCH + 15 yr n = 231
High CV risk 29% (>7,5%) 22% (>5%) 7% (>20%) 26% (>20%)
Medium CV risk 13% (5–7,5%) 63% (1-5%) 12% (10-20%) 15% (10-20%)
Low CV risk 58% (<5,0%) 15% (<1%) 81% (<10%) 59% (<10%)
  1. USA = American; EUR = European; N; number of patients, CV; cardiovascular. Between brackets the cutoff values for high, intermediate and low risk of a vascular event for the appropriate cardiovascular risk management guidelines.