ARIC Heart Failure Risk Calculator using NT-proBNP and Demographic Factors
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 demographic 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.


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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