Pooled Cohort Equations ASCVD Risk Calculator
by Nathaniel Lee, Paul C Lee MD FRCPC
Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.
Introducing the new Consult Robot.
The Consult Robot enables user to quickly generate a model consult report based on the patient data, after calculation of the ASCVD risk. The report incorporates all four ACC/AHA 2013 prevention guidelines (cholesterol, hypertension, lifestyle, and obesity). We also incorporated recommendations from JNC8 and ASH/ISH guidelines for hypertension in the report. We recognize that most clinicians have only focused on the new cholesterol guideline; the Consult Robot helps the users to take advantage of the complete set of new guidelines to improve their patient's outcome.
Implement the new ACC/AHA 2013 Lipid guideline for treatment of cholesterol with the help of this new app.
The new guideline uses a new 10-year ASCVD (atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease) risk prediction tool called the
Pooled Cohort Equation. This equation replaces the Framingham risk score used in previous guidelines.
The new risk score is based on multiple community-based populations and is felt to be more robust.
In addition to calculating the score, the app helps you apply the guideline to your patient. The app provides specific guideline recommendations related to your patient based on the calculated risk.
To speed implementation, we provide a synopsis of the 2013 lipid guideline. There are links to the original guideline as well as journal articles discussing this important guideline.
New guideline flowcharts have been redrawn based on careful reading of the guideline and extensive clinical experience using the new guideline. These figures will be available for download on our support website.
Bring your clinical practice up-to-date with this new point of care tool.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with ideas or comments and concerns. You can email us at the support page.
Fixed a critical sporadic crash where the app would crash on launch. iOS 6 users were affected the most.
***** Do not upgrade if you have iOS6. We were notified of a compatibility issue. We are fixing it urgently now.
Added the new Consult Robot
The Consult Robot enables users to quickly generate a model consult report based on the patient's data. The report incorporates all four ACC/AHA 2013 prevention guidelines (cholesterol, hypertension, lifestyle, and obesity). We also incorporated recommendations from JNC8 and ASH/ISH guidelines for hypertension in the report.
Added guideline figures - We remade the figures based on extensive clinical experience and careful reading of the new guidelines.
Extended age range to satisfy the constraint of the equation.
As requested: now you only need to accept the disclaimer once instead of every single time. Thanks for the feedback!
Major: iOS 6 support added
Optimized calculation screens for quicker input
Defaulted NO for the values: Smoker, High blood pressure treatment, and Diabetic.
Updated information in recommendations and guidelines
Added drugs in recommendations
Fixed a few typos
Fixed a typo.
Fixed an error in the guideline synopsis where text was not showing correctly.
Resorted the table with all the entered data to the logical order of patient variables.
Improved application efficiency in processing patient variables.
Added SI (metric) units.
Ability to edit existing values added.
Ability to add results added.
Lifetime, lifetime optimal, and 10 year ASCVD optimal risk added.
Recommendations (with graphs) added.
Guideline synopsis updated for quicker navigation and more information added.