CHADS2 score

jaarlijks risico op CVA

While CHADS2 is the most common guideline used, this newly-published research from Dr. Gregory Lip in the United Kingdom (University of Birmingham Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, City Hospital, Birmingham) and colleagues there and in The Netherlands (Department of Cardiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre), adds new criteria that refine the current scoring systems by identifying factors that were not noted in the original systems.

When the researchers reviewed the existing study data, they found additional stroke risk factors, including:

Based on these risk factor findings, they proposed a new approach that appears to more accurately predict stroke risk. They called it the "2009 Birmingham Schema."