Table 2

Cardiovascular risk stratification according to SCORE risk* and EULAR modified SCORE risk† in 104 rheumatoid arthritis patients without cardiovascular events

 EULAR modified SCORE†
SCORE* nnCACS
Normal‡ (CACS 0)
n=41 (%)
Low–moderate
(CACS 1–100)
n=42 (%)
Moderate–high (CACS >100–400)
n=12 (%)
High (CACS >400)
n=9 (%)
Low (<1%)212116/21 (76.2.0)5/21 (23.8)0/21 (0.0)0/21 (0.0)
Moderate (≥1% and <5%)706622/66 (33.3)28/66 (42.4)9/66 (13.6)7/66 (10.6)
High (≥5% and <10%)11132/13 (15.4)7/13 (53.8)3/13 (23.1)1/13 (7.7)
Very high (≥10%)241/4 (25.0)2/4 (50.0)0/4 (0.0)1/4 (25.0)
High plus very high‡13173/17 (17.7)9/17 (52.9)3/17 (17.7)2/17 (11.7)
  • EULAR modified SCORE risk stratification according to the Coronary Artery Calcification Score (CACS).

  • *According to SCORE for the general population.23 ,24

  • †Modified SCORE for rheumatoid arthritis: according to the EULAR recommendations.8

  • ‡Modified SCORE was calculated by the application of a multiplier factor of 1.5 in those patients with two of three criteria: disease duration >10 years, rheumatoid factor and/or anticyclic citrullinated peptide antibody positivity, and presence of extra-articular manifestations.8

  • EULAR, European League Against Rheumatism; SCORE, Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation.