Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment and Management for Primary Care

Published online: 
14 February 2018
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment and Management for Primary Care.

Morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be one of the largest burdens of disease for New Zealanders. More people are surviving acute cardiac events, and there have been advances in preventing and treating CVD. However, it is still responsible for 40 percent of deaths (often premature and preventable) in New Zealand.

In the last two years significant work has been undertaken to develop new equations for primary prevention, based specifically on the New Zealand population using PREDICT cohort data.

This publication has recommendations for cardiovascular disease risk assessment and risk management. It replaces previous advice on CVD risk assessment.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    14 February 2018
  • ISBN:
    978-1-98-853933-1
  • HP number:
    6747
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2018. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment and Management for Primary Care. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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