When patients attend for a healthy heart check, or a hypertension review, the clinician may undertake a cardiovascular disease risk score. This score is calculated when the clinician reviews patient blood results and is an indication of a patients risk of developing cardiovascular disease which includes: heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
A copy of the leaflet can be found below, it is important to note that each leaflet is individualised specifically to each patient. However this leaflet is also beneficial to those wishing to know more about Cardiovascular risk scores.
CVD Risk score patient leaflet
British Heart Foundation www.bhf.org.uk
Patient UK Information Leaflets www.patient.co.uk
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