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.

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