Regular GP visits cut CVD risk

Patients who maintain a regular relationship with a GP have a lower risk of cardiovascular events compared with those who see their doctor less often, new Australian research finds.

Patients who visited their GP every three months saw their average estimated five-year risk of having a CVD-related event fall from 6.28% to 6.10% after 12 months, a randomised mutlicentre study found.

By contrast, there was no significant decline in absolute CVD