Heart Risk Should Be Re-evaluated Every 3 Years in Age 20 or older

Patients aged 20 years or older without established cardiovascular disease (CVD) should undergo periodic cardiovascular risk assessment every three (it would be acceptable to re-evaluate every five) years.

Periodic risk assessment offers the opportunity to identify CVD risk factors and offer guidance on the appropriate management of specific risk factors such as change your diet, begin supplements, treat hypertension, optimize your hormones, and your insulin control.

A number of risk calculators have been developed for estimating the risk of cardiovascular events in apparently healthy, asymptomatic individuals based upon unique assessments. The choice of a specific risk model for CVD risk assessment would be individualized based on patient-specific characteristics (eg, age, gender, ethnicity). None of the risk calculators include risk factors unique to women because the value of their use in such calculators has not been established.

We will weigh you, measure your blood pressure, check blood tests, and hormone levels.

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Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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