Links And Excerpts From The American College Of Cardiology’s “ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus”

Today. I review, link to and excerpt from The American College Of Cardiology‘s ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus. Accessed 1-12-2024.

Be sure and review all of the FAQs on the above resource page.

All that follows is from the above resource.

The updated ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus uses up-to-date ACC clinical policy and user feedback to help a clinician and patient build a customized risk lowering plan by estimating and monitoring change in 10 year ASCVD risk.

Use the app to:

  • Estimate a patient’s initial 10-year ASCVD risk using the pooled cohort equation
  • Receive an individualized, evidence-based, risk-guided intervention approach for managing primary prevention of ASCVD
  • Project the impact of specific interventions on a patient’s risk
  • Guide clinician-patient discussion around customizing an intervention plan
  • Update risk at follow-up based on a patient’s response to therapy using the Million Hearts Longitudinal model

Advice from the app is derived from the 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, the 2018 ACC/AHA et al. Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol, the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk, the 2017 ACC/AHA et al. Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults, and the 2016 Million Hearts Longitudinal ASCVD Risk Assessment Tool user guide. The information and recommendations in this app are meant to support clinical decision making. They are not meant to represent the only or best course of care, or replace clinical judgment. Therapeutic options should be determined after discussion between the patient and their care provider.

Search “ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus” on the web or in your app store to download the app for free.


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