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Absolute cardiovascular disease risk and the use of the Australian cardiovascular disease risk calculator

Citation

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]

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The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 2020.

DOI: doi:10.31128/AJGP-12-19-5174

Abstract

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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Therapy
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Nelson, MD (Mr Mark Nelson)
ID Code:152023
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2022-08-10
Last Modified:2022-09-20
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