This guideline covers the assessment and care of adults who are at risk of or who have cardiovascular disease cvd such as heart disease and stroke. A person s 10 year cvd risk should be assessed using the qrisk assessment tool every 5 years apart from people who already have cvd or are at high risk of developing it or people aged 85 years or over.
Identifying and assessing cardiovascular disease cvd risk for the primary prevention of cvd in primary care use a systematic strategy to identify people who are likely to be at high risk.
10 year cardiovascular risk nice. 2008 amended 2014 prioritise people for a full formal risk assessment if their estimated 10 year risk of cvd is 10 or more. People aged over 40 years should have their estimate of cvd risk reviewed on an ongoing basis. In england all people aged 40 74 years are offered an nhs health check every 5 years which includes an assessment of cvd risk.
Prioritise people for a full formal risk assessment if their estimated 10 year risk of cvd is 10 or more. Nice 2016 recommend low dose atorvastatin for patients who have a 10 or greater 10 year risk of developing cvd using the qrisk2 calculator and for patients with chronic kidney disease. It aims to help healthcare professionals identify people who are at risk of cardiovascular problems including people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes or chronic kidney disease.