Framingham stroke risk calculator

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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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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Avatar m tn Is it normal for meds to just stop working, literally overnight? Should I be concerned about my risk of heart attack or stroke? Any advice is appreciated.
Avatar m tn Drinking more than one soft drink a day seems to be associated with a substantially increased risk of heart disease, according to a study published last recently in the journal of the American Heart Association. It showed that in those who drink one or more soft drinks daily, there was an association of increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome.
Avatar m tn Thank you for your well thought out and knowledgeable reply Jon! Actually my story was so long (and sorry about that) it sounded a bit confusing even to me after I read it. I actually did not take the Niaspan as I am concerned about the possibly severe side effects. Plus the Dr. warned me about them himself.
Avatar n tn The rsik of stroke is higher when in Afib than when not. However, for true statistics, i recommend you look on the american heart association website under their entry for a-fib. Being on blood thinner is the right course of action. Talk to a professional about the true risk differential. Best wishes.
Avatar m tn Hi to the forum members, I am looking for some advice and guidance as I am in a new and unanticipated situation. My sister who is 41 and not married, sufferred a massive left-brain ischemic stroke and spent 2 and a half months in the ICU and has just come home 3 days ago. She has right side paralysis in the arm and leg. Her speech is more or less intact as in she can talk well but sounds a little like how a child would sound.
Avatar m tn I masturbated once and touched a calculator with the same hand(wiped the semen). It was an AC room, so no chance of HIV virus to be dying in there(I don't have HIV). Then today I touched the calculator with the AC on and then ate my food without washing my hands after about 10 mins. Will I get HIV?
Avatar f tn If anyone can help me find a good LLMD in the Framingham area, I would be very grateful.
Avatar m tn Yogurt Linked to Lower Blood Pressure People who ate at least the equivalent of one serving every three days were 31 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who ate no yogurt at all, Huifen Wang, PhD, of Tufts University in Boston, and colleagues found.
Avatar n tn This is because the success with opening it when it has been occluded for some time is very low and the risk of causing a stroke is high The risk of havinga stroke after the blood vessel is blocked is very low.
Avatar n tn Assuming your BP is normal, I put your numbers into a heart disease risk calculator and your risk is less than 1% in the next 10 years. Is it possible, yes, but not very realistic. If you are having symptoms go to the ER to be safe, but the fact that Ativan helped makes it sound more like anxiety. Again, if you think you are experiencing heart related symptoms, go get checked out.
Avatar f tn I have never heard of that before. I don't honestly see how it could cause a stroke. I know that stroke is the biggest risk of afib.
Avatar f tn Risk factors for stroke include advanced age, hypertension (high blood pressure), previous stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), diabetes, high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, atrial fibrillation, the contraceptive pill, migraine with aura, and thrombophilia (a tendency to thrombosis), patent foramen ovale and several rarer disorders. High blood pressure is the most important modifiable risk factor of stroke.
Avatar f tn I had stroke at the age of 26. Do you know anyone that's happen to? My neurologist a Said they couldn't find any reason this should have happen to me.