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Absolute cardiovascular disease risk and the use of the Australian cardiovascular disease risk calculator
Nelson, MD, Absolute cardiovascular disease risk and the use of the Australian cardiovascular disease risk calculator, Australian Journal of General Practice, 49, (8) pp. 471-473. ISSN 2208-794X (2020) [Refereed Article]
© The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 2020.
Background Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been traditionally guided by individual risk factors such hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia. An absolute risk-based approach is more effective.
Objective The aim of this article is to outline the superiority of an absolute risk-based approach when compared with individual risk factor management for the primary prevention of CVD, and to elaborate on the derivation and use of the Australian absolute CVD risk calculator.
Discussion An absolute risk-based approach is superior to the traditional individual risk factor approach when identifying which patients would benefit most from the prescription of blood pressure-lowering and lipid-lowering medications.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Cardiovascular medicine and haematology|
|Research Field:||Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)|
|Objective Group:||Evaluation of health and support services|
|Objective Field:||Health education and promotion|
|UTAS Author:||Nelson, MD (Mr Mark Nelson)|
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