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HEART DISEASE RISK SCORE

Heart Risk Calculator is an easy to use and very well designed application that uses the latest version of the Framingham Risk Score. It excludes diabetes, as diabetes is considered to be a CAD (Heart Disease) Risk Equivalent, having the same 10-year risk as individuals with prior CAD.

Q. What are the Parameters important for calculating Heart Disease Risk ?

The following Parameters are important

  1. Age
  2. Sex
  3. Smoker
  4. Central Obesity
  5. Blood Pressure
  6. Family history of Diabetes
  7. Cholesterol (Lipid) Levels
  8. South Asian Origin esp.Indians
  9. Sedentary Lifestyle

Q. Who are Higher Risk Category Patients?

The following patients are at Higher Risks:

  1. Positive family history of Heart Disease (men <55 and women <65 years), Prediabetes (IFG or IGT) and South Asian origin increase the risk by a factor of 1.5 times. If more than one first-degree relative is affected, the risk may be increased by a factor of up to 2
  2. Obesity (BMI=30 kg/m2), especially central obesity in men with waists >102 cm and in women >88 cm in Caucasians (>90 cm for men and >80 cm for women in Asians including Indians). Obesity increases risk by a factor of 1.3.
  3. Serum triglyceride of >150mg% increases CVD risk by 1.3 times. A low HDL cholesterol (<40mg% in men and <50mg% in women) also increases risk.
  4. If any combination of Prediabetes, South Asian origin, Adverse family history or raised serum triglyceride occurs whichever of these factors in the combination gives the highest risk.
  5. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) increases risk too much.

It excludes diabetes, as diabetes is considered to be a CAD Risk Equivalent, having the same 10-year risk as individuals with prior CAD.

Contact Us


Dr. VINOD MITTAL

Sr. Diabetologist & Physician
Specialist in Life Style Diseases

Address:

 
Delhi Diabetes Care Centre
5/11791, Sat Nagar, Karol Bagh, New Delhi- 110005
Daily 12- 2 pm & 7-9 pm (Except Sunday)
Ph: 25730300, 25862685
Mobile : 9810956373
Delhi Heart & Lung Institute
3 MM-II, Panchkuin Road,
New Delhi -110055
DAILY 10 am - 12 noon (Except Sunday)
Ph: 42999999, 42999900
E-mail:
mail@delhidiabetescentre.com, drmittal@delhidiabetescentre.com, drvinodmittal@gmail.com