Resources

ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus is an update to the American College of Cardiology ASCVD Risk Estimator that uses recent science and user feedback to help a clinician and patient build a customized risk lowering plan by estimating and monitoring change in 10 year ASCVD risk.

Use the app to:

  • Estimate a patient’s initial 10-year ASCVD risk using the pooled cohort equation
  • Receive an individualized, risk-based, intervention approach
  • Project the impact of specific interventions on a patient’s risk
  • Guide clinician-patient discussion around customizing an intervention plan
  • Update risk at follow-up based on a patient’s response to therapy using the Million Hearts Longitudinal model

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Preamble

Since 1980, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) have translated scientific evidence into clinical practice guidelines with recommendations to improve cardiovascular health. These guidelines, which are based on systematic methods to evaluate and classify evidence, provide a foundation for the delivery of quality cardiovascular care. The ACC and AHA sponsor the development and publication of clinical practice guidelines without commercial support, and members volunteer their time to the writing and review efforts. Guidelines are official policy of the ACC and AHA. For some guidelines, the ACC and AHA partner with other organizations.

Intended Use

Clinical practice guidelines provide recommendations applicable to patients with or at risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The focus is on medical practice in the United States, but these guidelines are relevant to patients throughout the world. Although guidelines may be used to inform regulatory or payer decisions, the intent is to improve quality of care and align with patients’ interests. Guidelines are intended to define practices meeting the needs of patients in most, but not all, circumstances, and should not replace clinical judgment.