controversy about the NEW cardiovascular risk calculator
You'll also hear controversy about the NEW cardiovascular risk calculator. It's part of the new Am Heart Assn cholesterol guidelines.
It determines a patient's 10-year risk of a heart attack or stroke based on their sex, age, race, total and HDL cholesterol, diabetes, systolic BP, hypertension treatment, and smoking status.
Critics will say that it sometimes under- or overestimates risk.