Assessment of Primary Prevention Measures for Cardiovascular Risk among a Sample of Iraqi Subjects: A preliminary retrospective study


Background: Cardiovascular disease currently considered as a main health issue and the biggest cause of death world wild. This study was performed to evaluate the application of primary prevention criteria in practice on Iraqi subject to assess their cardiovascular risk. Patients and Method: We retrospectively implement the Framingham risk score to estimate the 5-yearrisk probability for developing cardiovascular disease. All subjects have a sequential personal data for five years (from 2010 until 2014) including; Age, body mass index, lipid profile & blood pressure measurements were obtained either from patient’s medical documents, physical examinations, or communication with medical staff.Results:The cardiovascular disease prediction scoresfor both women and men up ceiling over the five years. The average 5 years cardiovascular disease prediction scorewashigherfor men compared to that for women (15.52%) vs. (5.26%), respectively. Conclusion:the study was concluded that Iraqi subjects may have intermediate or high cardiovascular risk for primary assessment that should be monitored and treated. Further assessment is critically warranted.