Galen eCalcs - Calculator: CVRiskEstimator
The Cardiovascular (CV) Risk calculator identifies a patient's 10 year and lifetime risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. This is defined by coronary death or nonfatal myocardial infarction and fatal or nonfatal stroke.
Estimations are based on multiple populations and are applicable for White Caucasions and African Americans. For other ethnicities, it is recommended to use a different equation. The calcultor may underestimate for American Indians, South Asians and some Hispanics such as Puerto Ricans. The calculator may overestimate for Asian Americans and Mexican Americans.
The Life Time Risk score can be calculated for patients between the ages of 20-59.
The Ten Year Risk score can be calculated for patients between the ages of 40-79.
|Total Cholesterol||Vital Signs||Patient's total cholesterol between 130-320|
|HDL Cholesterol||Vital Signs||Patient's HDL level between 20-100|
|Systolic Blood Pressure||Vital Signs||Patient's Systolic BP between acceptable ranges of 90-200|
|Treatment for Hypertension||Manual Input||Has the patient been treated for hypertension?|
|History of Diabetes||Problem||Does the patient have diabetes?|
|History of Smoking||Problem||Is the patient a smoker?|
|Lifetime Risk Factor||Result||The patient's numeric risk score for developing cardiovascular disease|
|Ten Year Risk Factor||Result||The patient's numeric risk score for developing cardiovascular disease in the next 10 years|
Please note that the reference calculator is an excel document that will need to be downloaded to your PC.