Table 1.

Decision Aid Steps: ARRIBA-Herz – The Script

1. Agree on taskCalculate individual absolute risk for stroke and/or myocardial infarction, involving patient in decision making
2. Explore subjective riskAddress fears, expectations, preferences, questions of patients
3. Calculate and show objective riskAssess individual risk factors (eg, age, blood pressure, total cholesterol), calculate risk, compare with population with identical sex and age, provide probabilities in absolute numbers
4. Present preventive optionsInclude behavioral change and medication
5. Discuss pros and consInclude nonaction
6. Agree on course of actionInclude date of next consultation