Unlike the JBS1 (The first Joint British Societies’ guidelines), the JBS2 recognised the ‘multi-factorial’ nature of CVD. Moving forward, the most recent third Joint British Societies’ (JBS3) guidelines have been designed to include people who have a high lifetime CVD event risk despite having a low 10-year risk of CVD.
The JBS3 points out that the primary aim of the guidelines is to serve as a tool which will help in discussing CVD risks with the patient. With a majority of CVD events occurring in ‘intermediate risk groups’, the JBS3 argues that lowering the threshold for pharmacological intervention will enable more people to benefit from CVD prevention treatments.
Please access the JBS3 calculator here to check your 10-year risk of a CVD and your lifetime risks.