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Avatar n tn (1) Concerning the Framingham 10-year Heart Risk Calculator, is it still viewed as an accurate screening tool, given all the other advances in heart disease prevention that has evolved since the Framingham study? (2) Although all of the modifiable risk factors, as a whole, are important, how would you rate the following risks, beginning with the most important, for the prevention of heart attack.
Avatar n tn The Framingham Heart Study was started in 1948 to study 5209 men and women between the ages of 30-62 without heart disease to track the incidence and progression of heart disease in order to better understand it. They are now continuing with offspring studies. It is this long term study that has been cheifly responsible in identifying "risk factors" to heart disease, stroke, and other disease processes.
Avatar n tn c) Depending on whose risk stratification calculator I use, I get wildly differing results as to what my risk is: o ATP III (http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/atpiii/calculator.asp?usertype=prof): 1% o Framingham total cholesterol: 5% (over 10 years) o Framingham LDL: 7% (over 10 years) o Calc. using Framingham + CAC: 7% (over 10 years) Which do I believe? I'm inclined to believe the last the most: most specificity to me. d) Given these factors, what is my risk stratification? Low?
Business man2 The downside of aspirin therapy is bleeding stomach ulcers (rare) and bleeding into the brain (very, very rare). In my patients I review their cardiac/stroke risk factors (high blood pressure, cholesterol panel, diabetes screen, family history), and if their ten year risk is no higher than 1% then I do not recommend aspirin therapy. I typically use either the Framingham Heart Study or Reynolds Risk Assesment tools to determine their 10 yr risk. Hope this helps!
Avatar f tn I would to need to know what it was referencing. I could be the number calculated from the Framingham risk calculator but 6.31 would be 6.1 out of 100, which is too low for a 93 year old. Did his doctor mention anything else with this number?
Avatar m tn for people younger than 65 years with no risk factors the untreated annual risk of stroke is about 1%, whereas with one or more risk factors it is about 5%; for people aged 65-75 years with no risk factors the annual risk of stroke is about 4%, and with one or more risk factors it is about 6% per year; and for people older than 75 years with no risk factors the risk of stroke is about 3%-4%, whereas with one or more risk factors it is about 8% (see Box 2) (E1).7,26 from http://www.mja.com.
Avatar n tn You risk is probably higher than average because you are overweight and you have known plaque on CT scan. By using the Framingham risk calculator, your 10 year risk is less than 1%. You have some no traditional risk factors that are not included in the risk score. My advice is to enact positive change like continuing to lose weight, exercise and eat right. Stop eating after 6 pm, especially before bed. Don't drink soda with sugar.
Avatar n tn He is correct, you are low risk and the possible benefits of a cath to not off set the risk of complications, it is a very invasive procedure. You should Google Framingham Risk Calculator and you can input your information and show you what risk you fall under. Yes your HDL is low, but only by 3 points. You can easily get that up by stepping up your physical activity. Also, you LDL is low, well under the recommended 130.
Avatar f tn Thank you very much for your comments. I used the Framingham calculator and the Reynolds Risk score. My risk for both results were 1%, so no difference for the more recent numbers. My blood pressure is 108/78 (no medication.) No big weight loss recently. I lost the two pounds I put on over the holidays, but that's it.
Avatar m tn Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/calcium-boosts-risk-of-heart-attack-stroke-for-women-study-finds/2011/04/19/AFKcJK5D_blog.
Avatar m tn Try this link to a calculator for heart disease and see what it says; http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/atpiii/calculator.asp This is based on information gathered from the Framingham study since the 1940's. To put it in perspective, my risk is 4% over the next 10 years which is considered low risk as the average risk for people in my age group is 11%. Plug in your data and see how it compares to what your doctor said.
Avatar m tn I am a 67 year old male on statins following a Framingham risk assessment of 20% (now down to 10%.) My total cholesterol and blood pressure are both low. I've been on a low-fat diet and lots of exercise for twenty years. Last month, my first ever echo-sound exam showed no plaque in my carotid and vertebral arteries. Can this result be extrapolated to the rest of my vascular system? If so, is a continuing low-fat diet necessary?
Avatar m tn We want to follow these people for 10 years and see whether they have an event rate similar to that of a high-risk Framingham population." Murphy is proposing just such a study. "Once we present these data, we want to get the study funded through the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute," he said. "We also are collecting data on a new population, which we can follow in a longitudinal study.
Avatar m tn The LDL is not measured in some assays as you suggest. You should have your Framingham risk score calculated which will predict your overall cardiovascular risk taking into account your age and risk factors.
469720 tn?1388146349 Stroke Risk Factors Some stroke risk factors are hereditary. Others are a function of natural processes. Still others result from a person's lifestyle. You can't change factors related to heredity or natural processes, but those resulting from lifestyle or environment can be modified with the help of a healthcare professional. Fortunately, most risk factors are under our control What risk factors for stroke can't be changed?
Avatar m tn Slash Heart Disease Risk by 81 Percent For millions or people, statin drugs are the number one doctor-prescribed defense against heart disease. In fact, so many people take them that we spent $12.5 billion on Lipitor in 2006 alone. But brand new research reveals that they may seriously damage your health. That’s because statins significantly increase your risk of diabetes.
Avatar n tn Coronary calcium scans are one of the most sensitive tests we have to detect CAD. That calcium score is very high and most cardiologists would want to see him and discuss symptoms; many would proceed with a stress test.
Avatar n tn I know that normal diastolic blood pressure is from 60 to 85 mmHg, but in Framingham (Dr.Castelli) sudy anything below 70 mmHg has a higher risk (even higher than 90 mmHg) for heart attacks and strokes.What would be the best (60,65,70) diastolic blood pressure in prevention of heart attacks and strokes in a healthy 45 year old male?Thank you.
Avatar m tn The study included 40 healthy men, between the ages of 55 and 70, who had no heart disease risk factors. Ten of the men had never exercised for more than two hours a week. The remaining 30 had exercised for at least seven hours a week for more than five years, either beginning before age 30 or after age 40. Their regular exercise involved either cycling or running.
Avatar m tn Conventional wisdom uses a mixture of risk factors (sex, blood pressure, cholesterol, ECG, diabetes, smoking) known as the Framingham risk score to predict risk of cardiovascular disease. This study in Holland of several hundred elderly people with no history of cardiovascular disease measured these conventional risk factors, and also potential new indicators namely folic acid, homocysteine, C reactive protein and interleukin 6, over a five year period.
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Avatar n tn You may benefit from treatment for your elevated cholesterol eg, with a statin drug. You can calculate your 10 year risk of heart disease with the Framingham risk score.
Avatar n tn It would be helpful to know your other risk factors,ie, high blood pressure, family history, smoking, diabetes. The Framingham risk score will help predict your 10 year risk of heart disease. That said, I would initially recommend an aggressive diet to get your LDL around 100 or less.
Avatar m tn We want to follow these people for 10 years and see whether they have an event rate similar to that of a high-risk Framingham population." Murphy is proposing just such a study. "Once we present these data, we want to get the study funded through the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute," he said. "We also are collecting data on a new population, which we can follow in a longitudinal study.
Avatar n tn s Framingham risk score which takes into account the risk factors (or lack there of) and both the HDL and LDL and gives a 10 year risk of cardiac risk. While I don't have all the data it would appear her risk score will be low and if it is --no statins.