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== Description ==
== Description ==

Revision as of 15:21, 19 November 2019


The ARIC Coronary Heart Disease Risk assessment tool uses information from the ARIC study. It is designed for adults, 45-65 years old, who do not have heart disease to predict the patient’s chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years.

Optimal Levels of Risk Factors

  • Being a non-smoker
  • Total cholesterol of less than 200 mg/dL
  • HDL cholesterol greater than 60 mg/dL
  • Systolic blood pressure less than 120 mHg and not needing treatment for high blood pressure

Calculator Search/Filter Keywords

At the calculator level, eCalcs comes delivered with default keywords that can be leveraged in the "Search/Filter" field to enable Specialty or System driven calculator searching. The following calculator keywords are delivered by default for the ARIC Coronary Heart Disease Risk calculator:


  • Cardiology
  • Family Practice
  • Gerontology


  • Cardiovascular

Calculator Inputs

Input Mapping Type Description
Sex Demographics Patient Sex
Ethnicity Demographics Patient Ethnicity
Age Demographics Patient Age
Total Cholesterol Results Patient's total cholesterol in mg/dL
HDL Cholesterol Results Patient's high density lipoprotein count
Systolic BP Vitals Patient's systolic blood pressure in mm Hg
Blood Pressure Medication Medications Whether or not the patient is currently taking medication to control their blood pressure
Diabetes Problems Patient's diabetes status
Smoking Status Problems Patient's smoking status

Calculator Outputs

Output Mapping Type Description
10 Year CHD Risk Results The patient’s risk of heart attack within the next ten years
Average 10 Year Risk Results The average risk of heart attack within the next ten years for a person of this gender, race, and age