Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Million Hearts Colorado: New Phone and Web App Helps Providers Determine Client Cardiovascular Risk


A new phone application and web program is helping clinicians calculate client risk for cardiovascular disease. 

Colorado partner Sara Ballantyne from Tri-County Health Network brought the Cardiac Risk Assist app to us as a resource for clinicians to help calculate the 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) based on the information provided by the user: age, gender, race, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic pressure, and additional parameters. 

Risk estimates arederived from and validated with the CV Risk Calculator from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) 2013 Blood Cholesterol Guideline.

"Many of our providers are using it and finding it helpful," said Sara. "It is a useful tool to have at your fingertips to provide a quick check of overall risk."

Check out the app and find out more information here. For the web version, go here.

Colorado participates in the Million Hearts Initiative, an effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years. You can participate too. Be one in a million - make your commitment and pledge today

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