Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating Your 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack

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Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating Your 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack

Description

This risk assessment tool uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to predict a person’s chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years. This tool is designed for adults aged 20 and older who do not have heart disease or diabetes.

Patients may calculate their 10-year risk of having a heart attack by entering the following information into the tool:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Total cholesterol
  • High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
  • Smoking status
  • Systolic blood pressure

Developer:

National Cholesterol Education Program; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.)

Funding Sources:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.)

History

Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: August 2004
Last Updated: 10/09/13

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