Consider the Pros and Cons of the ACC/AHA CV Risk Estimator
There's increasing debate about how to estimate cardiovascular risk.
We've used the Am Coll of Cardiology/Am Heart Assn CV risk estimator for years...to assess 10-year CV risk in patients withOUT CV disease.
It's mainly been used for statins. Guidelines generally recommend a statin for primary prevention if 10-year CV risk is 7.5% or higher.