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Why assess absolute risk?


The absolute risk method has been promoted internationally for many years. This approach moves away from the traditional single risk factor assessment, to a more accurate prediction of an individualís overall cardiovascular disease risk. By using a more accurate prediction, health providers can make more informed decisions about how to care for their patients. Absolute risk assessment provides a quick and effective way to identify those who are most at risk of cardiovascular disease, and therefore those who can benefit the most from intensive management.


An initiative of the National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance

Heart Foundation
Stroke Foundation