This is a group of tests and health factors that have been scientifically proven to indicate a person’s chance of having a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke.
It helps you to prevent, predict, and monitor cardiovascular diseases (plaque buildup disease). There are 4 main types based on where the plaque buildup occurs:
Age, gender, race (ethnicity), family history
Cholesterol (total and HDL), blood pressure (medication used to control blood pressure), body weight (BMI), diabetes, calcium score (heart scan), CRP (inflammation marker), smoking, diet, exercise
The Pooled Cohort Equations were developed and validated among Caucasian and African Americans.
Indian diaspora (people of India origin) constitute 25% of the world population but account for 60% of cardiovascular disease in the world.
MESA Risk Calculator (Caucasian, Chinese, African American, Hispanic) BUT no category for Asian Indians
Multiethnic risk calculator is available online. It includes Coronary calcium score data input as well. However, it does not include Asian Indians.
There are two ranges: 10-year prediction, Lifetime prediction.
The current US guidelines for cholesterol and blood pressure management call for use of the “pooled cohort” risk equations to help guide therapy. It is developed by Risk Assessment Work Group, an arm of the ACC/AHA. You can use the links below to calculate your own risk using major
You can choose between 4 different databases by clicking on a specific calculator.
Astro-CHARM (the “App”) incorporating traditional cardiovascular risk factors and coronary artery calcium score values.
This calculator also uses a high-sensitivity CRP level, which is a marker of inflammation
Our preferred risk calculation tool because it includes all races and ethnic groups, all ages, and also calculates treatment effects.