This section of the website contains advice for individuals managing patients at high cardiovascular risk, either in primary or secondary care.
90% of attributable risk of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is due to smoking, blood pressure and cholesterol; therefore, risk reduction should centre around these 3 factors. Smoking cessation advice for primary care is available here. Advice on assessing cardiovascular risk, and the assessment & management of hypertension and hyperlipidaemia is below.
- Assessing cardiovascular risk
- Non-drug management of cardiovascular risk
- Adherence testing
- Links & references
A PDF version of these pages can be downloaded here:
Quick-reference guides are below:
NHS Lothian Acute Care Guidelines on Hypertension
Further guidelines for NHS Lothian professionals on management of hypertension in the acute care setting can be accessed here.