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Use the heart disease risk calculator to find out your risk of cardiovascular disease.
This heart disease risk assessment is most accurate for people between ages 20 and 74. For people younger than 20 or older than 74, the presence of two or more cardiovascular risk factors suggests a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. If you're in that category, you should seek additional evaluation and treatment advice from your doctor.
If you don't know your blood pressure measurements, it's still possible to estimate your cardiovascular disease risk. However, the estimate will be more accurate if you supply your actual blood pressure measurements.
Note: Vigorous physical activity is any activity that makes you breathe much harder than usual, such as aerobic exercise or fast bicycling. Moderately intense physical activity makes you breathe somewhat harder than usual, such as bicycling at a regular pace or doubles tennis.
Base your answers on your eating habits last month. Note: One serving is about the size of a small apple or small potato.
Serving sizes of common foods with saturated fat: Hamburger, steak, bacon, ham, sausage (3 ounces or the size of a deck of cards); butter (1 teaspoon); whole milk (1 cup); ice cream (1/2 cup); cheese (1 prepackaged slice, about 1 ounce).
Since you have a history of cardiovascular disease, work with your doctor to determine your risk.
Your risk of cardiovascular diseaseheart attack or stroke
Your risk represents the chance that you'll have cardiovascular diseasea heart attack or stroke at any point in the next s.
If you were to control your risk factors for cardiovascular diseaseheart attack or stroke to acceptable levels, then your risk would be:
Your risk of cardiovascular disease is at or near the acceptable level. Keep up the good work!
Before increasing your physical activity level, check with your doctor to make sure it's safe for you to proceed.
You have a personal history of heart disease. To help keep your heart as healthy as possible:
This interactive tool estimates your risk compared with others in your age group based on factors such as your weight, activity level and smoking history. The tool uses the following formulas:
This information is provided as a guide. Be sure to discuss any health concerns with your doctor.
The results from this assessment are estimates and should be interpreted as one factor in determining your risk of heart disease. These results may occasionally be inaccurate and may overestimate risk in some populations.
Created by Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research using content from Framingham Heart Study Cardiovascular Disease 10-Year BMI-Based Risk Score Calculator, Framingham Heart Study General Cardiovascular Disease 30-Year Lipid-Based and BMI-Based Calculators, and ACC/AHA Pooled Cohort Equations CV Risk Calculator.
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