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Researcher receives grant to study CVD risk in older adults

Researcher receives grant to study CVD risk in older adults
February 25, 2017

Christie Ballantyne, MD , professor of medicine and chief of cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, received a $3 million grant from the NIH to study CVD treatment and prevention in patients older than 75 years, according to a press release.

“It is an interesting paradox that there is the least amount of information available on how to treat a group of people who are at the greatest risk. In fact, the most commonly used calculator that predicts risk of a [CV] event doesn’t have results for people over the age of 80,” Ballantyne said in the release. “What is needed is a personalized approach that takes into account the different risk factors that a person in this age group might face.”

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