The Framingham risk score estimates a patient’s risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease within a 10-year time period of a person who is currently not yet diagnosed with a particular heart disease. There are several distinct Framingham risk models. ForYourSweetHeart PH uses the Coronary Heart Disease Framingham outcomes model, which is intended for patients aged 30-74 years with no prior history of heart diseases. See the official Framingham website for additional Framingham risk models.
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Take this test only if you are currently not diagnosed with any heart disease. The calculations & results of this assessment is based on the Coronary Heart Disease Framingham outcomes model, and only includes the risk for developing coronary heart disease, not other heart and vascular diseases (such as stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), and heart failure).
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The Framingham risk score estimates a patient’s risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease within a 10-year time period of a person who is currently not yet diagnosed with a particular heart disease.
It is intended for patients aged 30-74 years with no prior history of heart diseases.
Age, Cholesterol Levels, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and Smoking. The presence of any CHD risk factor requires appropriate attention because a single risk factor may confer a high risk for CHD in the long run, even if the 10-year risk does not appear to be high.
The Framingham Risk Score predicts only future coronary heart disease (CHD) events, however, it does not predict future total cardiovascular events, meaning that it does not predict risk for stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), and heart failure.
The Framingham risk score estimates the risk of developing CHD within a 10-year time period. This risk score may not adequately reflect the long-term or lifetime CHD risk of young adults, which is: one in two for men and one in three for women. For some of the sex-age groups in Framingham, the numbers of events are quite small. Therefore, the estimates of risk for those groups may lack precision.
Yes. The Framingham Heart Study population is almost all Caucasian. The Framingham risk algorithm may not fit other populations quite as well.
Yes. Since age is a prominent determinant of the CHD risk score, the 10-year hazards of CHD are, on average, high in older persons. This may over-identify candidates for aggressive interventions. Relative risk estimates (risk in comparison with low risk individuals) may be more useful than absolute risk estimates in the elderly.
Yes. There are different computations for both male and females. These computations can be found here.
No. The score derived from this algorithm should not be used in place of a medical examination.
Reference: Wilson PW, D'Agostino RB, Levy D, Belanger AM, Silbershatz H, Kannel WB. Prediction of coronary heart disease using risk factor categories. Circulation. 1998;97:1837-1847.
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