Dundee Coronary Risk-Disk, Dundee, Scotland 1993

Made:
1993 in Dundee
designer:
Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe

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Dundee Coronary Risk-Disk, a device to aid doctors in the monitoring and management of risk factors associated with heart disease, with instruction manual, regd. design no. 2011353, from Risk-Disk, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, 1993 (see note)

The Risk-Disk is a predictive tool. It was developed as part of an action plan during the late 1980s to prevent coronary heart disease. A simple scoring system assesses risks such as smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels in relation to each other. The risk of heart disease is then read off the disk in increments from 'Least Risk' to 'Intermediate Risk' to 'Most Risk'. Those at risk from heart disease are encouraged to change their lifestyles, for instance by improving their diet, taking more exercise and giving up smoking. The Risk-Disk was supported by the British Heart Foundation and the Coronary Prevention Group.

Details

Category:
Clinical Diagnosis
Object Number:
1993-171
Materials:
paper (fibre product) and plastic (unidentified)
type:
diagnosis kit
credit:
Risk-Disk, CVEU, Ninewells Hospital