Absolute risk of cardiovascular disease events and blood pressure- and lipid-lowering therapy in Australia

Emily Banks, Rosemary J Korda and Bill Stavreski
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00789
Published online: 16 January 2017

The National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) Guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk are the current Australian guidelines, which contain recommendations on assessment of an individual’s absolute risk of having a primary cardiovascular disease (CVD) event in the next 5 years, and on optimal management based on this assessment.1

  • Emily Banks1,2
  • Rosemary J Korda1
  • Bill Stavreski3

  • 1 National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
  • 2 Sax Institute, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 National Heart Foundation of Australia, Melbourne, VIC


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