To the Editor The report from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study1 indicated that the new equations for predicting atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk appeared to overestimate the risk of atherosclerotic events in the participants. This study affords an opportunity to assess a possible problem with the new Pooled Cohort risk equations.
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