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Framework for Evaluating Novel Risk Markers

Mark A. Hlatky, MD
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Requests for Single Reprints: Mark A. Hlatky, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, HRP Redwood Building, Room T150, 259 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305-5405; e-mail, mailto:hlatky@stanford.edu.

From Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5405.

Ann Intern Med. 2012;156(6):468-469. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-156-6-201203200-00013
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In this issue, Kavousi and colleagues assessed 12 novel risk markers for coronary heart disease. The CAC score added the most to the Framingham risk score, and NT-proBNP level was a close second. The editorialist discusses the study and urges that strong evidence is needed before these new risk markers are incorporated into routine clinical practice.

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