Calculates the probability of having a cardiovascular accident over the next 10 years based on some parameters such as your age, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, whether you suffer from diabetes or smoke.
To use our cardiovascular risk calculator you simply have to fill in each of the data we need and after clicking on the calculate button, you will get the probability of having heart or blood vessel related problems.
Tips to minimize cardiovascular risk
Although there are some things that we cannot change, such as our age or if we suffer from diabetes, there are a number of things we can do to change. healthy habits to reduce the likelihood of having a cardiovascular disease.
Here are some of them:
Smoking is one of the most important influencing factors in the onset of cardiovascular disease. In addition, tobacco causes another enormous collection of diseases, including cancer.
Of course, keep in mind that quitting smoking will also save you moneyhave you calculated the savings from quitting smoking?
Watch your weight
¿You are at your ideal weight? It is important that you maintain your line because if you are overweight you are also straining your heart. and blood vessels.
If you weigh more than recommended, you will have to go on a diet and watch what you eat. You will also have to reduce salt consumption and increase the consumption of vegetables, fish or fruits to lower cholesterol levels.
Experts also recommend starting the day with several tablespoons of olive oil or eat nuts and dried fruit.
Of course, forget about eating precooked productsThe following products are not recommended for human consumption: frozen foods, fried foods, or those containing a high percentage of animal fat.
Do not drink alcohol
If smoking is bad, so is drinking alcohol. If you are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, you will have to reduce the consumption of alcoholic beverages to zero.
This is because alcohol increases the pressure in the arteries and raises the pulse rate per minute of our heart. Again, we are straining the cardiovascular system so we need to cut alcohol out of our lives completely.
The beverages such as coffee or tea can also have these effects. on our cardiovascular system so you will also have to reduce their consumption.
Exercise is another healthy habit that strengthen our heart and minimize the risk of disease. You don't have to be a triathlete to do sport, you just have to dedicate a few minutes a day and adapt the activity to your current condition.
Climbing stairs or walking briskly for one hour a day are activities that always help more than staying at home watching TV.
Stress takes years off our lives and significantly increases cardiovascular risk. Try to reduce your worries to a minimum or do activities that divert your attention to something else.
Stress is the worst companion we can have for our heart.
How the cardiovascular risk calculator works
Our cardiovascular risk calculator is intended to provide the probability that a person may suffer from a cardiovascular disease.
The result of the tool is indicative and is based on different parameters that influence whether there is a greater or lesser risk of suffering from any of these diseases.
There are bad habits such as smoking that greatly influence the outcome. Others are simply genetic, such as age or sex, so as we get older the risk of cardiovascular disease increases. In the same way, men are more at risk than women all other parameters being equal.
Why is the data of our calculator different from Regicor's? Basically it is because there are some differences in the calculation of the probability of suffering a cardiovascular disease.
In any case, keep in mind that both our tool and the Regicor cardiovascular risk calculator provide fully indicative results and are not a substitute for a physician's assessment.
Here we explain what are the cut-off points for concern by the percentage of risk you have obtained:
- Less than 5%: the risk is low.
- Between 5% and 9.9%: moderate risk
- Between 10 and 14.9%: the risk is high.
- Over 15%: the risk is very high.
If you think you are at high risk and you have not yet seen a professional, do it as soon as possible so that he/she can assess your risk.to study your case individually and provide solutions.
If you want, below you have the Cardiovascular Risk tables, both from SCORE and Regicor.
SCORE cardiovascular risk chart
Below you can see the Score table indicating the risk The 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease based on sex, age, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol and smoking.
The Framingham tables have been adapted for use in the Spanish population. based on a calibration process that makes it possible to estimate the probability of developing coronary heart disease within 10 years.
There is Framingham Tables for Women and MenBoth diabetics and non-diabetics, so you must find the one that corresponds to your particular case.