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Editorial
February 15, 2017

New Algorithms for the Prediction of Cardiovascular RiskThe Post–Diamond-Forrester Era

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Cardiology, Mount Sinai St Luke’s Hospital, Mount Sinai Heart, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
  • 2Departments of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, California
JAMA Cardiol. Published online February 15, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2016.5551

Advances in disease prevention, medical technologies, and therapeutics have led to a “taming” of cardiovascular disease, including a 70% drop in cardiac mortality and stroke since the 1970s.1 At the same time, cardiology practice is now being shaped by an important adverse trend: the rising cost of cardiovascular health care. Thus, developing more cost-effective cardiovascular health care is becoming ever more imperative.

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