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National guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk

Robert D Grenfell
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (4): 244. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10968
Published online: 2 September 2013

In reply: On behalf of the National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance, I thank Usherwood for raising concerns about the evidence-based recommendations (EBRs) within the Guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk.1 These guidelines inform a comprehensive, absolute risk approach to prevention of cardiovascular disease, and were approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council in 2012.

  • Robert D Grenfell

  • National Heart Foundation of Australia, Melbourne, VIC.


Competing interests:

The National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance is an alliance between Diabetes Australia, Kidney Health Australia, the National Stroke Foundation and the National Heart Foundation.

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