Poor score: Australia’s CVD risk calculator ‘needs overhaul’

Lowering the threshold for statins and greater use of calcium scoring are being considered
Dr Prasanna Venkataraman
Dr Prasanna Venkataraman.

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?

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