Calculate your 10-year risk of heart disease or stroke using the ASCVD algorithm published in 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk.
This calculator assumes that you have not had a prior heart attack or stroke. If you have, generally it is recommended that you discuss with your doctor about starting aspirin and a statin. Furthermore, if you have an LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol) greater than 190, it is also generally recommended that you discuss with your doctor about starting aspirin and a statin.
Unfortunately, there is insufficient data to reliably predict risk for those less than 40 years of age or greater than 79 years of age and for those with total cholesterol greater than 320.
UPDATE (11/21/17) -- The ACC/AHA has released their 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults. At a high level, the new guidelines redefine hypertension as blood pressure >130/80 and recommend starting anti-hypertensives based on ASCVD risk score of >10%. This will be a significant change from JNC-8. Please let us know if you would like us to incorporate the new guidelines into cvriskcalculator.com by completing this 1-question survey.
UPDATE (6/30/16) -- The calculator has been vetted against the final guidelines from the USPSTF for initiating aspirin therapy.
UPDATE (9/18/15) -- The calculator now also incorporates draft guidelines from the USPSTF for initiating aspirin therapy.
UPDATE (5/26/14) -- The calculator now also incorporates guidelines from JNC-8 for blood pressure management.
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