Letters Cardiovascular prevention

Here's to risk assessment

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39339.477581.3A (Published 20 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:577
  1. Jonathan D Sleath, general practitioner
  1. Hereford HR2 9HN
  1. jonathan.sleath{at}nhs.net

I was delighted to read the editorial suggesting that we should move away from the primitive “one threshold fits all” mentality for starting antihypertensive treatment and take a view based on the overall cardiovascular risk.1 We already do this when treating cholesterol for the purposes of primary …

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