US heart risk app not first choice

Key Features

It’s similar to the Australian absolute CVD risk calculator ( – also available on the Heart Foundation website and through some general practice software) but the ASCVD estimator provides risk estimates in an app format.

It varies in that it includes ethnicity and whether the patient is using anti-hypertensives, and leaves out the presence of left ventricular hypertrophy on ECG. A trap is that cholesterol needs to be converted in to mg/dL from mmol/L.