Calculate your cardiac risk

A lot of what we do in medicine is driven by a patient’s estimated cardiac risk, for example when to start cholesterol-lowering medication or when to start taking prophylactic aspirin. 

Use this calculator to estimate your risk based on some simple health data, which everyone should know.  If you don’t know these numbers, I would encourage you to find out.

Obviously, this risk estimator is only an estimator: someone with a low calculated 10-year cardiac risk could die of a heart attack tomorrow.  (note: it does exclude individuals with a history of heart disease)  It’s only a calculated risk for the general population based on those measurements, but it’s a good place to start, especially if it means calling an individual’s attention to his/her health condition.


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