This risk assessment tool uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to predict your risk of developing a myocardial infarction (heart attack) or death from coronary disease in the next 10 years. This tool is designed for people aged 20 years and older without known heart disease and who do not have diabetes. The quiz will assess your cardiac risk factors and estimate your chances of a heart attack
The risk factors included in the Framingham calculation are age, cigarette smoking, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure measurement and treatment for hypertension (high blood pressure). Point values are calculated based on each of these risks.
This risk score may not adequately reflect the long-term or lifetime coronary heart disease risk of young adults, which is one in two for men and one in three for women.