Heart Disease Risk Assessment

A proper assessment of your heart disease risk helps your prevention of heart attacks. The intensity of risk-reduction therapy that your doctor prescribes is based on your absolute risk.

The Framingham or ATP III point system is used for estimating the 10 year risk for major coronary events in adults as the primary risk assessment. The assessment uses your age, sex, smoking status, diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol in the calculation of a 10 year risk for cardiac events.


Risk Definition (According to the ATP III point system)
Risk Level 10 year risk Remark (Case study in US)
1 Low-risk 10 year risk less than 10% About 35% of adults over age 35 are in the low risk group.
2 Intermediate-risk 10 year risk of 10 to 20% About 40% of adults over age 20 are in the intermediate risk group.
3 High-risk 10 year risk over than 20% About 25% of adults over age 30 are in the high-risk group.

Framingham System - Risk Calculator
Risk Factor Your Factors

1

Gender

2

Age(Years)

3

Smoker

4

Diabetes

5

Premature heart attack or stroke Family history

6

Blood Pressure Medication

7

Systolic Blood Pressure
(mm Hg)

8

Total Cholesterol(mg/dl)

9

HDL Cholesterol(mg/dl)

These results are considered accurate only for ages between 20 and 74.

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