Risk assessment

The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA) incorporates the National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) and its work to promote risk assessment and early detection of cardiovascular disease, through health checks and management of risk factors.

Members promote an ‘absolute risk’ approach to predicting cardiovascular disease risk. Together, members developed the Guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk (2012).

The guidelines provide recommendations for managing cardiovascular disease risk in primary prevention and incorporate guidance on assessing cardiovascular disease risk in all adults aged 45+ years and 30+ years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Absolute risk calculator

The absolute risk calculator is a supporting tool to assist health professionals to consider multiple risk factors for CVD.


Go to calculator (via www.cvdcheck.org.au) or find out more about absolute risk.

Note - the National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance and its work has been incorporated into the Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA). All activities are being continued under ACDPA.

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