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Recommendation ID: CG127/3
Question: Methods of assessing lifetime cardiovascular risk in people aged under 40 years with hypertension:- In people aged under 40 years with hypertension, what is the most accurate method of assessing the lifetime risk of cardiovascular events and the impact of therapeutic intervention on this risk?
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Why this is important:- Current short-term (10-year) risk estimates are likely to substantially underestimate the lifetime cardiovascular risk of younger people (aged under 40 years) with hypertension, because short-term risk assessment is powerfully influenced by age. Nevertheless, the lifetime risk associated with untreated stage 1 hypertension in this age group could be substantial. Lifetime risk assessments may be a better way to inform treatment decisions and evaluate the cost effectiveness of earlier intervention with pharmacological therapy.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance: Hypertension
Number: CG127
Date issued: Aug 2011

Research needed into:

Effectiveness of treatment: No
Cost of treatment: No
Implementation of treatment: No
Quality of life: No
Methods of research: No

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?: No
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?: No
Recommendation priority: Unrated
Recommendation status: Research Pending
Notes: 0
Date this record updated: 30-08-2011

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