Heuristics and biases in cardiovascular disease prevention: How can we improve communication about risk, benefits and harms? – Carissa Bonner et al

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention guidelines recommend medication based on the probability of a heart attack/stroke in the next 5-10 years. However, heuristics and biases make risk communication challenging for doctors. This study explored how patientsinterpret personalised CVD risk results presented in varying formats and timeframes.