The ATACC-RA calculator

There have been challenges in developing an RA specific CVD risk calculator. For further  information on these challenges, please see the following articles:

  • Challenges of developing a cariovascular risk calculator for patients With rheumatoid arthritis. Crowson CS, Rollefstad S, Kitas GD, van Riel PL, Gabriel SE, Semb AG; A Trans-Atlantic Cardiovascular Risk Consortium for Rheumatoid Arthritis (ATACC-RA). PLoS One. 2017 Mar 23;12(3):e0174656. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone. 0174656. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28334012. 
The aforementioned challenges have been described in detail by Professor Cynthia Crowson who is defending her dr.philos theses: The Complexities of Accurately Assessing Cardiovascular Disease Risk among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the University of Oslo, through the Preventive Cardio-Rheuma clinic, department of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital the 30th November 2017. Dr AG Semb has been her mentor.