TTE-interface of the arribaTM decision-aid (a Medical history taking3, b visualization of treatment options4)
3On the left, the information regarding the medical history must be filled in, which is (from top to bottom): gender, age, smoking-status, presence of manifest arteriosclerosis, positive family history, taking of antihypertensive medications, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol level, high density lipoproteins (HDL) level, presence of diabetes.
On the right, the TTE graph is displayed, accompanied by the following headline: “A 62y old man with the same risk profile could suffer a myocardial infarction or stroke in in average time of 8 years form now (at 70y of age).
4On the left, the treatment options are shown, which are (from top to bottom): behavioral changes, like smoking cessation, nutrition, sports and on the other hand drug treatment, i.e. statins, antihypertensive drugs, aspirin.
On the right, TTE graphs are displayed, accompanied by the following headline: “A 62y old treated man with the same risk profile could suffer a myocardial infarction or stroke in in average time of 9 years form now (at 71y of age).
The risk reduction (here due to sports) is indicated with the orange-colored timeline.
The following statistical information is added: “35,8% of this group suffer a myocardial infarction or stroke at all”