Assessment of CVD risk is the foundation of primary prevention and integral to primary care. Brush up on the fundamental tools of risk estimation from the ACC/AHA guidelines.
Assessment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk, the foundation of primary prevention, is a critical guide for decision-making about potential interventions, including pharmacotherapy.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) 2019 clinical practice guidelines emphasize the essential roles of clinician-patient discussions and a patient-centered approach to all treatment decisions whether the topic is lifestyle change or initiating medication.
In this Guideline Topline slide show, get a concise summary of the recommended tools for evaluating patient CVD risk, refining the risk, and for placing the patient at the center of therapeutic choice.