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CASTRO, Kelen Cristina Estavanate de et al. Cardiovascular risk stratification in wheelchair basketball players. Aletheia [online]. 2020, vol.53, n.2, pp. 22-37. ISSN 1413-0394.

The objective of this study was to stratify risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in ten years in wheelchair basketball players. The percentage of cardiovascular risk was stratified by the Framingham Score (FS) and Global Risk Score (GRS). Of the thirteen players evaluated, 38.46% were overweight and obese and 77%, presented changes in body fat percentage and waist circumference. The GRS identified 15.38% of the players with intermediate risk for developing CVD and according to GRS, 15.4% of men presented intermediate risk, 7.7% high risk for diabetes and 7.7% very high risk for atherosclerotic diseases. The results of body composition demonstrate a predisposition for the development of CVD and the ERG identified individuals with high risk and very high risk. It is concluded that the identification of risk factors is useful for a greater prevention of CVD and appropriate advice on the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits by these individuals.

Keywords : Physical disability;; Cardiovascular diseases; Risk factors.

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