Journal article

Cardiovascular disease risk assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged under 35 years: a consensus statement

Jason W Agostino, Deborah Wong, Ellie Paige, Vicki Wade, Cia Connell, Maureen E Davey, David P Peiris, Dana Fitzsimmons, C Paul Burgess, Ray Mahoney, Emma Lonsdale, Peter Fernando, Leone Malamoo, Sandra Eades, Alex Brown, Garry Jennings, Raymond W Lovett, Emily Banks

Medical Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This statement from the Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and the Editorial Committee for Remote Primary Health Care Manuals communicates the latest consensus advice of guideline developers, aligning recommendations on the age to commence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander CVD risk assessment across three guidelines. MAIN RECOMMENDATIONS: In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples without existing CVD: CVD risk facto..

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