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Learn Your Risk

Did you know that:

  1. You can measure your risk of heart disease?
  2. You can change the modifiable risk factors to reduce your risk?

The risk assessment tool will help you estimate the risk of dying of a heart disease in the next 10 years. It will also show if you may have metabolic syndrome, which increases your chances of developing cardiovascular disease. The assessment tool uses the scoring system from the Framingham Heart Study to assess the risk of heart disease and national ATP III guidelines to assess the metabolic syndrome.
 

Who can use the risk assessment tool?

The tool is designed for adults aged 20 and older, who do not have heart or blood vessel disease.
 

What information do you need in order to use the risk assessment tool?

You will need the following information:

  1. Blood pressure.
    If you do not know your diastolic and systolic blood pressure you can have it measured by your provider during a routine office visit.
  2. Height
  3. Weight
  4. Waist circumference
  5. Blood test results with :

Here is an example to help you understand the blood test report.
 

Name of the test Abbreviation used Your result Unit of measurement Normal range
CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL CHOL 128 mg/dL <200
HDL CHOLESTEROL HDL 39 mg/dL >39
LDL CHOLESTEROL LDL 71 mg/dL <130
GLUCOSE, FASTING FBS 91 mg/dL 70-99
TRIGLYCERIDES TRIG 91 mg/dL <150


If you are unable to obtain the blood test results, the system will assess your risk based on other factors. However, your results will be more accurate if you answer all questions.

 
   
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