ACC/AHA 2013 Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Race African American


Other (see notes)
Sex Female

Total Cholesterol
HDL Cholesterol
Systolic Blood Pressure
On Hypertension Med No

Diabetes No

Smoker No

Ten Year Risk
Decimal Precision:
  • This calculator helps predict the 10-year risk of the following hard ASCVD events:
    • First occurence of nonfatal myocardial infarction
    • CHD death
    • Fatal or nonfatal stroke
  • This calculator may overestimate risk (see Lancet reference) and a discussion with the patient needs to ensue if there are any questions.
  • Risk estimates were developed from cohorts primarily comprising White and African American subjects. Risk may be underestimated in American Indians, Asian Americans of South Asian ancestry, and Puerto Ricans. Risk may be overestimated in Asian Americans of East Asian ancestry and some Mexican Americans.
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  6. Kavousi M, Leening MJ, Nanchen D, et. al. Comparison of Application of the ACC/AHA Guidelines, Adult Treatment Panel III Guidelines, and European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in a European Cohort. JAMA. 2014 Mar 29. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.2632.
  7. Navar-Boggan AM, Newby LK. ACC/AHA Pooled Cohort Risk Equations predicted 5-y risk for CV events in adults considered for statin initiation. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Aug 19;161(4):JC12.
  8. Muntner P, Colantonio LD, Cushman M, et. al. Validation of the Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Pooled Cohort Risk Equations. JAMA. 2014 Mar 29. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.2630.
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