How the Heart Foundation chose Australia’s new CVD risk equation

It was a 'fairly easy choice' in the end, says Professor Garry Jennings.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Professor Garry Jennings.

The PREDICT-1° algorithm trumped nine other candidate risk equations for use in Australia even though it is the only one without external validation, say the authors of the new CVD prevention guidelines.

The updated guidelines and risk calculator — released by the National Heart Foundation of Australia last month — replaced the decades-old Framingham equation with New Zealand’s PREDICT tool, which is based on a contemporary primary care cohort.