ARIC Heart Failure Risk Calculator using Clinical Factors and NT-proBNP
This risk assessment tool uses information from the ARIC Study and is designed for black or white adults, 55-75 years old. It predicts, using clinical factors and NT-proBNP, a person's chance of having new onset hospitalized heart failure in the next 10 years. To find your risk score, enter your information in the calculator below then click the 'Calculate Risk' button.

Gender
Female
Male
Race
Black
White
Are you a current cigarette smoker?
Yes
No
Are you a former cigarette smoker but not a current smoker?
Yes
No

Age
Heart Rate bpm
Systolic Blood Pressure mm Hg
Body Mass Index kg/m2
NT-proBNP ng/L

Have you ever had Coronary Heart Disease?
Yes
No
Are you currently taking any
medication to treat
high blood pressure?
Yes
No
Do you have Diabetes?
Yes
No

This means that on average X of 100 people with this level of risk have heart failure in the next 10 years. Your risk for heart failure over your lifetime is influenced by your risk factors, and by how well these are controlled.
Optimal levels of risk factors are: Being a non-smoker, total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dL, HDL cholesterol greater than 60 mg/dL, having systolic blood pressure less than 120 mm Hg and not needing treatment for high blood pressure. Click here to find useful information about healthy lifestyles and risk factors for heart attack, stroke, diabetes and heart failure.
This risk assessment tool is not intended as medical advice or to suggest treatment. The ARIC study investigators recommend that you consult with your physician or other healthcare professional for advice.
For details see:
Agarwal SK. Prediction of Incident Heart Failure in General Practice: The ARIC Study. Circulation Heart Failure. May 2012. Ahead of print http://circheartfailure.ahajournals.org.