Heart Disease Risk

NICE information on Coronary Heart Disease Risk

The document below gives information about the risk assessment process and on ways that you can lower your cholesterol to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. It includes information on statins, which are tablets that help to reduce cholesterol levels.

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NICE Guidelines - Lowering Cholesterol

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NICE also have a decision aid to help patients decide if taking a statin is right for you. It is intended to help you make up your mind whether or not to take a statin to reduce your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.

You can use your own QRISK2 score (provided by your GP) to looks at graphics which demonstrate your risk of cardiovascular disease, and the difference that taking a statin may make to you.

Statin Decision Aid



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