Lifetime risk approach in JBS3 risk calculator

Using the JBS3 risk calculator in practise can illustrate a number of key points:

  • Risk factors combine to decide the CVD risk of an individual, supporting a total risk factor approach rather than concentrating on a single risk factor.
  • ‘Event free life years’ can be gained by multiple early interventions and that the benefit of each can be easily demonstrated for an individual’s risk factor profile.
  • Delay in bringing in appropriate risk factor lowering changes can greatly reduce the ‘lifetime gains’, so that an optimal age for intervention can be estimated for an individual.
  • There are striking health benefits from achieving ‘optimal CVD risk factors’ from early in life.