Fundamentals of CVD Risk Assessment: Guideline Topline for Primary Care

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.