ASSIGN Score – prioritising prevention of cardiovascular disease

ASSIGN Version 1.5.1 March 2014 incorporates SIMD 2012 and rheumatoid arthritis. Please feedback any problems or queries. Offline Version 1.5.1 available for download. Version 1.5.1 is a minor update of Version 1.5, not affecting the calculation algorithm. See Risk Factors for explanation.

The ASSIGN Score (Version 1.5.1)

ASSIGN is a cardiovascular risk score developed in Dundee University, Scotland in 2006.

ASSIGN includes social deprivation for the first time, and family history of cardiovascular disease, with the classic risk factors.

It identifies people free of cardiovascular disease most likely to develop it over ten years. ‘High risk’ (score 20 or more) implies risk-lowering medication and/or other medical help.

ASSIGN is the cardiovascular risk score chosen for use by SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network) and Scottish Government Health Directorates.

ASSIGN can be adapted for use outside Scotland.

This website provides ASSIGN scoring for the Scottish National Health Service.

It also introduces, calculates, and explains ASSIGN scores to interested citizens and medical scientists, whoever and wherever they are.

We welcome feedback from users in both groups.

Calculate the risk

Estimate the risk of developing cardiovascular disease over ten years using the ASSIGN score, by entering personal details and clicking on calculate.

Footnote for website visitors

Risk scores such as ASSIGN are useful, but prevention is everybody's responsibility because everybody has some risk. Prevention is not just for health professionals, or those at high risk. You can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease yourself – whether or not you qualify for additional medical help through high risk. Prioritizing prevention in cardiovascular disease is a means to an end. Counting the ASSIGN score is not enough. It is the follow-through that really counts.

ASSIGN basics

Basic information is available for anyone who wants a simple introduction to the ASSIGN score and how it is used. More advanced information is also available.

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