This downloadable Excel spreadsheet, developed by Boston University, uses recent data from the Framingham Heart Study to estimate 10-year risk for "hard" coronary heart disease outcomes (myocardial infarction and coronary death) in adults who do not have heart disease or diabetes.
Determining 10-year (short term) risk for developing CHD is carried out using Framingham risk scoring. The risk factors included in the Framingham calculation are age, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, treatment for hypertension, and cigarette smoking. Because of a larger database, Framingham estimates are more robust for total cholesterol than for LDL cholesterol. Note, however, that LDL cholesterol remains the primary target of therapy.
It is recommended that the clinician be thoroughly familiar with the ATP III Guidelines prior to using this spreadsheet tool in patient care.
Click here to download the 10-year risk assessment spreadsheet.
Click here for an online version.