NICE lipid modification guidance amended

Computer artwork of blood cells (round) in an artery affected by atherosclerosis. | SPL
Computer artwork of blood cells (round) in an artery affected by atherosclerosis. | SPL

The NICE Lipid Modification guideline (CG67) has been amended so that the Framingham risk equation is no longer the equation of choice for the assessment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The guideline now states that the QRISK or ASSIGN equations as well as the Framingham equation can be used to calculate the CVD risk. There are no changes to the categories of risk recommended for treatment or in whom the equations should be used to calculate the risk.

View MIMS summary of NICE Lipid Modification guideline

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