Risk tool useful for statin initiation

Answer: For people aged <75 years, base the decision to start statin treatment on an assessment of their absolute CVD risk,1,2 using the Australian cardiovascular disease risk charts 3 or associated web calculator,4 unless they are in a high risk category for CVD – these people do not need an assessment.1,2

High risk categories include people with established CVD, diabetes and aged > 60 years, diabetes with