Guideline 149: Risk estimation and the prevention of cardiovascular disease

NICE Accredited

Source:
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network - SIGN
Publisher:
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
Publication date:
01 July 2017

Abstract

This guideline deals with the management of cardiovascular risk, both primary prevention, defined as the potential for intervention prior to the disease presenting through a specified event (any incident linked to critical disruption of blood flow that may cause damage to the heart, brain or peripheral tissues), and secondary prevention, defined as the potential for intervention after an event has occurred.