Calculating matters of the heart


280151722The National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (the NVDPA) is an alliance of several leading organisations whose work relates to a large disease burden in the community: Diabetes Australia, the National Heart Foundation of Australia, Kidney Health Australia and the National Stroke Foundation.

They have produced guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular risk used to manage the disease in the primary prevention setting.

There is no substitute for the advice to patients from a  general practitioner or cardiologist based on the best evidence and guidelines available. In addition to their NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) approved guidelines, the NVDPA have produced an absolute cardiovascular disease risk calculator which acts as a supporting tool for their guidelines. You can try it here: