Call for living guidelines for CVD risk assessment

Guideline authors urged to follow the example of stroke

Australia’s guidelines for managing absolute cardiovascular disease risk should be a ‘living’ document that can be updated as new evidence emerges, public health specialists say.

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As the most recent overhaul of the guidelines was in 2012, it’s missing important recently published research, says physician and epidemiologist Professor Emily Banks, from the Australian National University.

This includes, for example, the use of blood pressure targets in people at high