From IFC CNR Pisa: In the framework of promoting the prevention of cardiovascular disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) has produced new guidelines for the assessment and management of cardiovascular risk. The present software is named GUARDIAN, that stands for: GUidelines for cARDIovasculAr risk implemeNted through an interactive computerized access. It represents an interactive implementation of the WHO guidelines that provide evidence-based guidance on how to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease for people who have not (yet) developed clinically manifest cardiovascular disease (primary prevention). For these people the software estimates the risk by using the recently developed World Health Organization/International Society of Hypertension (WHO/ISH) risk prediction charts that are specifically tailored for individual world subregions and enable an estimation of the 10-year absolute cardiovascular risk.
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