New CVD consensus statement launched
Published: 9 May 2018
The new MOH primary care Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Consensus Statement was launched in February 2018.
One of the most important updates in the Consensus Statement highlighted the need for earlier screening in Māori, Pacific and South-Asian, populations at increased risk of CVD. These screenings should now begin at 30 for men and 40 for women, 15 years earlier than other populations.
The reduction in the age at which risk assessment should start in these high risk populations will inform an important Heart Foundation initiative in Northland. The Heart Foundation is committed to enabling better understanding of the needs of people with a high risk of CVD. This initiative will explore ways in which the organisation can engage with local Māori to support them to manage their heart health risk.
The Northland initiative will be strongly collaborative and co-designed with local service providers and communities. The Heart Foundation will begin discussions with stakeholders in the coming weeks.Read more about the CVD consensus statement