Calculate Your Risk

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The risk assessment tool below uses recent data from the Framingham Heart Study to estimate 10-year risk for “hard” coronary heart disease outcomes (myocardial infarction and coronary death). This tool is designed to estimate risk in adults aged 20 and older who do not have heart disease or diabetes. Use the calculator below to estimate 10-year risk.

Age: years
Gender:
Total Cholesterol: mg/dL
HDL Cholesterol: mg/dL
Smoker:
Systolic Blood Pressure: mm/Hg
Currently on any medication to treat high blood pressure.


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Total cholesterol - Total cholesterol values should be the average of at least two measurements obtained from lipoprotein analysis.
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HDL cholesterol - HDL cholesterol values should be the average of at least two measurements obtained from lipoprotein analysis.
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Smoker - The designation “smoker” means any cigarette smoking in the past month.
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Systolic blood pressure - The blood pressure value used is that obtained at the time of assessment, regardless of whether the person is on antihypertensive therapy (treated hypertension carries residual risk).
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More Information - Determining 10-year (short term) risk for developing CHD is carried out using Framingham risk scoring. The risk factors included in the Framingham calculation are age, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, treatment for hypertension, and cigarette smoking. Because of a larger database, Framingham estimates are more robust for total cholesterol than for LDL cholesterol. Note, however, that LDL cholesterol remains the primary target of therapy. The Framingham risk score gives estimates for “hard CHD” which includes myocardial infarction and coronary death.

Courtesy of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
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