The ATACC-RD 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. 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis-specific cardiovascular risk scores are not superior to general risk scores: a validation analysis of patients from seven countries. Crowson CS, Gabriel SE, Semb AG, van Riel PLCM, Karpouzas G, Dessein PH, Hitchon C, Pascual-Ramos V, Kitas GD; Trans-Atlantic Cardiovascular Consortium for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2017 Jul 1;56(7):1102-1110. doi: 10.1093/ rheumatology/kex038. PMID: 28339992

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.