The Guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk consolidate and build upon other evidence and are designed for health practitioners and policy makers.

On 27 April 2012 the Chief Executive Officer of the NHMRC approved the evidence-based Guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk, developed by the National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance.

Absolute risk measures the likelihood of a person having cardiovascular disease based upon multiple health and lifestyle factors, all measured simultaneously.

The guidelines are aimed at general practitioners, Indigenous health workers and other primary health care professionals to assist them in assessing and managing the absolute risk of cardiovascular disease in adults who are aged over 45 years (35 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults) without known cardiovascular disease.

These guidelines are available for download from the National Stroke Foundation website