ARIC Heart Failure Risk Calculator using NT-proBNP and
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.
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.
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.
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