Calculating cardiovascular risk with online calculators – scope for improvement?

Monday, September 21st, 2015 | Kate Sloane | 3 Comments

Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Dr Nhung Nghiem, Professor Tony Blakely, Professor Rod Jackson

CVD blog - know your numbersIt is now possible to readily estimate individual risk of future cardiovascular events with a large number of online calculators – including a NZ-specific calculator that has been available for some years (“Know Your Numbers”). In this blog we consider if such risk calculators could be improved upon. The clear answer being “yes” – and in many ways.

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