ASCVD Risk Calculator Pooled Cohort Equations - Cardiac Risk Assist
By Tin Nguyen
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Cardiac Risk Assist is an application that aids in calculating the 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) based on the information provided by the user: age, gender, race, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic pressure, and additional parameters.
Cardiac Risk Assist retrieves 10-year risk estimates by utilizing the new Pooled Cohort Equations developed by the Risk Assessment Work Group. These risk estimates replaced the Framingham Risk Score from the previous guidelines.
Cardiac Risk Assist was tested thoroughly with normal, extremes, and abnormal data to ensure risk estimates from Cardiac Risk Assist matched with CV Risk Calculator (excel calculator developed by AHA/ACC). It was validated using randomized patient data, n=100. 10-year risk and lifetime risk were similar between the two applications.
Simple and user-friendly with an intuitive graphical user interface for data entry, let Cardiac Risk Assist assist you in your daily practice!
“Concepts for [ASCVD Risk Estimator] was adapted from the Cardiac Risk Assist App developed by Tin T.D. Nguyen, MD.” - American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association.
What's New in Version 1.4.2
-AHA/ACC mobile version of this app [ASCVD Risk Estimator] was released on Feb 3, 2014.
Designed for iOS 7 (update your system to get intended benefit)
Some clarification needed
I am a medical director at a prison hospital and many of the patients have not smoked for years. However, I do not know whether not to classify them as smokers are non-smokers. It seems too cut and dried. Also, diabetes, I am sure the risk increases immeasurably depending on the control of the patient's diabetes. Also, I believe the patients BMI would also be a factor in the cardiac risk.
I have done now the calculation on several of my patients. And it appears to me the biggest risk factor is age. However, I do find it a very useful app. It does help me determine the preventive services that the patient needs.
The app is easy to use. It was recently recommended at a Board review course given the new guidelines. But I'm unclear why BMI is not included. And I hypothetically put a random patient made-up numbers, and a female over 70 without risk factors, acc to this, should need a statin. But the app itself is great
Most used app
I had been using the AHA's online version on my desktop in the room with the pt. This is so much easier and I don't have to flip back and forth on my screen. I use this every day.
- Category: Medical
- Updated: Feb 13, 2014
- Version: 1.4.2
- Size: 4.8 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish
- Seller: Tin Nguyen
- © Tin Nguyen, MD
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.