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World Health Organization (WHO) and International Society of Hypertension (ISH) risk prediction charts: assessment of cardiovascular risk for prevention and control of cardiovascular disease in low and middle-income countries

Mendis, Shanthi; Lindholm, Lars H.; Mancia, Giuseppe; Whitworth, Judith; Alderman, Michael; Lim, Stephen; Heagerty, Tony

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of the growing global disease burden due to non-communicable diseases. For successful prevention and control of CVD, strategies that focus on individuals need to complement population-wide strategies. Strategies that focus on individuals are cost effective only when targeted at high-risk groups. Risk prediction tools that easily and accurately predict an individual's absolute risk of CVD are key to targeting limited resources at high-risk...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/20958
Source: Journal of Hypertension
DOI: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e3282861fd3

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