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  » Hearth attack: risk chart

Step One: Calculate your points for each of the following five categories, and enter the results in the spaces provided below:


1. Age Points

20-34

35-39

40-49

45-59

50-54

55-59

60-64

65-69

70-74

75-79 

Male

-9

-4

0

3

6

8

10

11

12

13

Female

-7

-3

0

3

6

8

10

12

14

16

2. Total Cholesterol (mg/dL)

Male

Ages

20-39

Female

Ages

20-39

Male

Ages

40-49

Female

Ages

40-49

Male

Age

50-59

Female

Age 50-59

Male

Age

60-69

Female

Age

60-69

Male

Age

70-74

Female

Age

70-74

<160

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

160-199

4

4

3

3

2

2

1

1

0

1

200-239

7

8

5

6

3

4

1

2

0

1

240-279

9

11

6

8

4

5

2

3

1

2

>280

11

13

8

10

5

7

3

4

1

2

3. Smoking status

Male

Ages

20-39

Female

Ages

20-39

Male

Ages

40-49

Female

Ages

40-49

Male

Age

50-59

Female

Age 50-59

Male

Age

60-69

Female

Age

60-69

Male

Age

70-74

Female

Age

70-74

Nonsmoker

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Smoker

8

9

5

7

3

4

1

2

1

1


4. HDL-C

>60 mg/dl

50-59 mg/dl

40-49 mg/dl

<40 mg/dl

Male

-1

0

1

2

Female

-1

0

1

2


5. Systolic BP

<120 mm Hg

120-129 mm Hg

130-139 mm Hg

140-159 mm Hg

>160 mm HG

Untreated Male

0

0

1

1

2

Treated Male

0

1

2

2

3

Untreated Female

0

1

2

3

4

Treated Female

0

3

4

5

6


Note: Chart adapted from ATP III Executive Summary.

Step Two: Add your points from the categories above:

Age____ + Chol ____ + Smoking_____ + HDL_____ + SBP_____ =_______

Step Three: Using the final point assessment scale below, choose male or female, then locate your number of total points across the row. The number immediately below is your ten year risk of having a heart attack, expressed as a percentage.

Final Point Assessment Scale


Males Low Risk Intermediate Risk High Risk

Point Total

<0

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

>17

10-year risk %

<1

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

3

4

5

6

8

10

12

16

20

25

>30


Females Low Risk Intermediate Risk High Risk

Point Total

<9

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

10-year risk, %

<1

1

1

1

1

2

2

3

4

5

6

8

11

14

17

22

27

>30