Poor score: Australia's CVD risk calculator 'needs overhaul'

Lowering the threshold for statins and greater use of calcium scoring are being considered

How is it that, despite a plethora of clinical guidelines and public health messages, more than half of Australian patients with CVD fail to receive optimal care?

Dr Prasanna Venkataraman
Dr Prasanna Venkataraman.

Because that is the surprising finding of Associate Professor Charlotte Hespe’s study of primary care management of cardiovascular risk.

Professor Hespe, chair of the RACGP’s NSW and ACT faculty, reported