New CVD guideline and risk calculator expected to help millions

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An Australian-specific calculator is a key feature of the toolkit refresh, which targets conditions responsible for one in four deaths each year...

Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care, Professor Mark Morgan, told newsGP the new algorithm represents ‘a significant change’ that will impact the way GPs assess and manage cardiovascular risk.
‘The calculator is modelled to be a better predictor of risk. If used, it will mean that cholesterol and blood pressure lowering medications will be better targeted to the people that stand most to gain,’ he said.


Cardiovascular risk


General Practice

Period21 Jul 2023

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