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November 21, 2012

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prediction Factors

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.

Author Affiliations: Mike Rosenbloom Laboratory for Cardiovascular Research, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Dr Sniderman;; and Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Dr Furberg).

JAMA. 2012;308(19):1969. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14049

To the Editor: The Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration1 (ERFC) reported on the addition of lipid-related markers to total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in the prediction of cardiovascular disease. We attempted to replicate the findings of eTable 1, which summarized the 26 studies that compared apolipoprotein B with the cholesterol markers.

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