CVD Masterclass: A lifetime approach to the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Haws, Joanne M.
September 2014
Practice Nurse;9/19/2014, Vol. 44 Issue 9, p26
Academic Journal
The article discusses an approach by the Joint British Societies for reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in individuals by promoting a better understanding of risk, improving uptake of lifestyle improvements and improving uptake of preventive therapies. Topics discussed include the introduction of the concept of "lifetime risk" as the key change in the approach in assessing CVD risk and the development of a risk calculator using "QRISK Lifetime" as basis for risk assessment.


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