Heart Disease, Stroke Risk Estimator App Available for Health Care Professionals

App to be used in conjunction with cardiovascular risk, cholesterol guidelines released last year

 

March 7, 2014

The ASCVD Risk Estimator is a mobile and Web version of the Excel-based calculator released with the ACC/AHA Cardiovascular Risk Guideline that uses a patient’s age, sex, race, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, blood pressure-lowering medication use, diabetes status and smoking status to estimate their 10-year and lifetime risk of heart attack and ischemic stroke. The app also helps health care professionals determine whether statin therapy is appropriate, what intensity of statin therapy is needed, how to address safety concerns of statin therapy, and what lifestyle changes should be made.

The ASCVD Risk Estimator mobile app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes and Google Play app stores. The Web version is available on CardioSource.org and on myamericanheart.org