Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

After a having a cholesterol blood test a clinician reviews the results and considers whether you would benefit from taking cholesterol lowering medication.

If you do not have cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, Type 1 diabetes or have had a stroke we will calculate your cardiovascular risk score.

This is an estimate of your risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years. If this is over 10% you will be sent a letter directing you to the information below and inviting you to make an appointment with a Dr or Nurse Practitioner to discuss the information further.

Information links for cardiovascular risk assessment:

Cardiovascular Information leaflet. pdf

More information about taking medication to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke can be found at: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg181/resources/patient-decision-aid-pdf-243780159