Derwent Valley Medical Practice

20 St Marks Road, Derby DE21 6AT
81 Sitwell Street, Spondon, Derby DE21 7FH

Cardiovascular risk assessment

After a having a cholesterol blood test a clinician reviews the results and considers whether you would benefit from taking cholesterol lowering medication.

If you do not have cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, Type 1 diabetes or have had a stroke we will calculate your cardiovascular risk score.

This is an estimate of your risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years. If this is over 10% you will be sent a letter directing you to the information below and inviting you to make an appointment with a Dr or Nurse Practitioner if you would like to discuss the information further.

 

Information regarding cardiovascular risk assessment:

CVD risk assessment patient information

 

More detailed information can be found at:

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg181/resources/patient-decision-aid-pdf-243780159

 

General information about healthy living:

Five choices to help you stay healthy

 

More detailed information about cardiovascular disease and how to prevent it:

Cardiovascular disease and how to prevent it