Heart Risk Calculator

The heart risk calculator can be used to assess your risk of having a heart attack within the next 10 years. Please note that this calculation is an estimate only - please see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis as there may be other contributing risk factors.

Please Note:

To complete this test you will require information on:

  • Your total cholesterol level.
  • Your HDL (good) cholesterol level.
  • A recent blood pressure reading.

If you do not have this information available, please make an appointment with your primary health care provider.

If you would like to know more about maintaining heart and vascular health, visit HealthByte, the health and wellness blog from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

If you do not have this information available it is not possible to complete the heart risk calculator.

Please make an appointment with your primary health care provider to check your total cholesterol level, HDC (good) cholesterol level and blood pressure. This information will help give a more accurate calculation of your heart risk.

If you would like to know more about maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle, please visit HealthByte, the health and wellness blog from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

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  • Enter your information

    This assessment should take no more than 3 minutes to complete

    Your First Name
    Family/Last Name
    Email Address
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  • What is your gender?

  • What is your age?

    Select your age group:

  • Are you a smoker?

  • What is your total cholesterol (Mg/DL)?

    Total cholesterol is the sum of all the cholesterol in your blood. The higher your total cholesterol, the greater your risk for heart disease.

    Select your total cholesterol level:

    If you would like to know more about maintaining heart and vascular health, visit HealthByte, the health and wellness blog from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

  • What is your HDL (good) cholesterol (Mg/DL)?

    High density lipoprotein (HDL) is the ‘good’ cholesterol. HDL carries cholesterol in the blood from other parts of the body back to the liver, which leads to its removal from the body. So, HDL helps keep cholesterol from building up in the walls of the arteries.

    Select your good cholesterol level:

    If you would like to know more about maintaining heart and vascular health, visit HealthByte, the health and wellness blog from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

  • What was the first/top number (the systolic pressure) in your most recent blood pressure reading?

    Systolic blood pressure is the first/top number of your blood pressure reading. For example, if your reading is 120/80 (120 over 80), your systolic blood pressure is 120.

    Select your systolic pressure level:

    If you would like to know more about maintaining heart and vascular health, visit HealthByte, the health and wellness blog from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

  • Are you taking blood pressure medications?

High Risk

27%

High Risk: A greater than 20% risk that you will develop a heart attack or die from coronary disease in the next 10 years. This risk can be reduced by addressing and managing your risk factors with the help of your doctor.

Intermediate Risk

27%

Intermediate Risk: A 10 to 20% risk that you will develop a heart attack or die from coronary disease in the next 10 years. This risk can be reduced by addressing and managing your risk factors with the help of your doctor.

Low Risk

27%

Low Risk: Less than 10% risk that you will develop a heart attack or die from coronary disease in the next 10 years. Continue to manage your risk factors and visit your doctor regularly to assess your risk.

These risk categories are based on guidelines established by the National Cholesterol Education Program.

This information is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult our healthcare provider for advice about a specific medical condition.

Source: Used with permission from the National Cholesterol Education Program, Third Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III), National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/cholesterol/index.htm

Additional Reference: Wilson PWF, et al. Prediction of coronary heart disease using risk factor categories. Circulation 1998. 97(18):1837-1847.