Only 1 in 5 patients have up-to-date CVD checks

'Concerning' to see so few adults have all four factors recorded to enable CVD risk calculation

Barely one in five Australians over 45 have up-to-date cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor assessments performed in line with guidelines, according to findings from the National Heart Foundation of Australia.

After analysing MedicineInsight general practice data, the Heart Foundation estimates that about 17% of adults over 45 without CVD have had all the necessary risk factors recorded as frequently as recommended.