Innovation Exchange
ASCVD Plus
Heather Ferris
Location/affiliation
University of Virginia
Organization type
Health System
App(s), device(s), or platform(s) used

Cell phone app or webpage.

Program description
This is a cardiovascular risk calculator. It will calculate your patient's 10 year risk for heart disease based on age, sex, race, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and smoking status, and use of hypertension medications, statin and aspirin. In addition to calculating the risk, the app provides suggestions for blood pressure, lipid and aspirin therapy. In general I use this to show patients who are reluctant to start recommended therapy what their current risk is and how treatment can lower their risk.
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