New guidelines on management of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy

June 13, 2017

Around 26,000 medical professionals across Europe are already using HeartScore? which has been adapted into 14 national versions to support specific local requirements including language and, when appropriate, to meet mortality rates of individual countries. The application is available online or as a download from the HeartScore? website at www.heartscore.  Predictions of CVD risk are based on the ESC's SCORE (Systemic Coronary Risk Evaluation) model which is itself based on the 2007 ESC Guidelines on CVD prevention. HeartScore? conducts a real-time statistical analysis of data entered by the clinician.  Results are available immediately and can be archived for future comparisons and progress monitoring.  The model provides a simple graphical display of absolute CVD risk together with tailored information on intervention areas, a discussion on the relevant risk factors, and a printed advice pack for the patient that explains the analysis and encourages shifts in behaviour and lifestyle when appropriate.

EACPR President, Doctor Pantaleo Giannuzzi, is delighted that the new release is ready for launch and emphasises his commitment to the HeartScore? project. "Our objective is to provide a proven means for predicting CVD risk which meets the needs of clinicians and their patients.  Because HeartScore? is designed to evolve, it can be updated to fit local conditions or reflect fresh thinking.  This makes it a powerful tool that offers a great opportunity to highlight the crucial benefits of CVD prevention."    

The HeartScore? application has been pre-selected as a contender for the 2011 European Health Award.