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Table 3 Table showing referral and medication recommendations for a particular CVD risk category

From: Engineering a mobile health tool for resource-poor settings to assess and manage cardiovascular disease risk: SMARThealth study

Risk category   Referral Medication
   CVD risk screening Doctor referral  
High risk ≥30% risk every 3-6 months Yes BP lowering therapy
  or past CVD history    Lipid lowering
     Antiplatelets
Intermediate 20 to <30% risk every year Yes BP lowering therapy
risk     (if BP ≥ 140/90)
     Lipid lowering
     (if Diabetes is present
     or SBP ≥160 mmHg
     or TC>200 mg/dL or
     LDL>120 mg/dL)
  10 to <20% risk every 2 years Yes if BP lowering therapy
    (Diabetes or (if Diabetes is present
    IFG is present) and BP ≥140/90
     or SBP ≥160 mmHg)
    or Lipid lowering
    (history of diabetes (if Diabetes is present
    and SBP ≥160 mmHg) or SBP ≥160 mmHg)
Low risk 0 to <10% risk every 5 years Yes if BP lowering therapy
    (Diabetes or (if Diabetes is present
    IFG is present) and BP ≥140/90
     or SBP ≥160 mmHg)
    or Lipid lowering
    (history of diabetes (if Diabetes is present
    and SBP ≥160 mmHg) or SBP ≥160 mmHg)