What is your cardiac risk?

Cardiac Risk Calculator

Cardiovascular disease — damage to your heart or blood vessels that can cause heart attacks or strokes — is the leading cause of death in this country. This calculator can help you understand your own risk. You'll also learn ways to lower your risk.


Note: This tool calculates risk for persons aged 30-74. You'll need to enter values for your cholesterol levels (routine screening starts at 35 for men and 45 for women) and blood pressure.

All fields are required.

What is your age?

What is your gender?

Female

Male

Do you have heart disease or cardiovascular disease? This includes being diagnosed with angina, a heart attack, a stroke, a mini-stroke (TIA), or peripheral artery disease (PAD).

No

Yes

Did your father or a brother have heart disease before the age of 55?

No

Yes

Don't know

Did your mother or sister have heart disease before the age of 60?

No

Yes

Don't know

What were the results of your most recent cholesterol test?

Total cholesterol
This is the 3-digit number that people are most familiar with.

HDL cholesterol
HDL also is called "good" cholesterol.

What is your blood pressure?

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Systolic / Diastolic

Do you take medicine for high blood pressure?

No

Yes

Do you have diabetes?

No

Yes

Do you smoke? Answer "yes" if you've had a cigarette in the last month.

No

Yes

This is an educational tool and isn't intended as medical advice. Talk with your doctor about your heart health risks.

Privacy: Your answers are private; this data isn't stored.

Can't Estimate Risk

You answered that you have heart or cardiovascular disease. This tool calculates the likelihood of someone developing those diseases in the next 5 and 10 years.

With your diagnosis, you are at increased risk for heart attack, stroke, or other heart-related events. Work with your doctor to control as many risk factors as you can.

Can't Estimate Risk

This tool is designed to calculate risks for persons 30-74 years old. The age you entered is outside that range.

If you have concerns about your heart disease risks, please talk with your doctor.