Framingham stroke risk score

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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.
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 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 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.
Avatar m tn //hp2010.nhlbihin.net/atpiii/calculator.asp?usertype=prof I would start with a smaller goal, like ten pounds. That would take you down to a BMI of 26, and I imagine you'd see improvements in your waist size, blood pressure, and cholesterol too! Take care - and congrats for being motivated to make some changes!
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 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 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?
Avatar m tn Is there a cumumlative increase in stroke risk if you are medically rate controlled, coagulated and with blood pressure medically stable while suffering fron asymptomatic atrial fibrillation?
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 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 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 n tn If your meet none of these criteria, your CHADS2 score is 0, and you have about a 1.9% annual risk of stroke with atrial fibrillation. In this situation,aspirin is the prefered method of antithrombotic therapy to reduce your annual risk of stroke.
Avatar m tn I should mention that it doesn't matter that you are now in normal sinus ryhthm with sotalol. You now have an increased risk of stroke. Once you have had afib, even once, the risk becomes significant and can't be ignored. From the journal of atrial fibrillation: "The risk of stroke increases whether the lone atrial fibrillation was an isolated episode, recurrent, or chronic.
Avatar n tn I am copyied a table from the INTER-HEARTINTERHEART study by Salim Yusuf. The numbers represent the increased risk of baseline risk without that risk factor....in otherwords, if smoke, you have a 2.95x increased risk. Note that all risk factors combined add to a 129x increased risk, MUCH greater than any single risk factor alone. That is why is important to attack the whole problem, all its components, rather than choosing which ones to change. Good luck.
Avatar m tn Prevention of thromboembolic complications of atrial fibrillation is based on a pt's risk score (CHADS2 score). Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age greater than 75, Diabetes, Stroke. Anything greater than one risk factor requires treatment with coumadin. Based on your age, I would say that you should stay on coumadin indefinitely because atrial fibrillation is a progressive disease and there will be recurrences in the future.
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 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 prior stroke or thromboembolism, age >65 years, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, coronary arterial disease, moderate to severe left ventricular dysfunction by echocardiography You don't always have to have blood drawn to check your INR. There is a finger stick tests to check your INR, very similar to what diabetics use to check there blood sugar levels. I hope this helps and thanks for posting.
Avatar f tn Atrial fibrillation is linked to an increased risk of stroke. The most common mechanism is sluggish blood flow in the atria which then leads to the formation of blood clots. These blood clots form in the atria and can migrate from the heart to the brain to cause a stroke. There are five major predictors of stroke in patients with AFib.
Avatar f tn ABSI: 0.0742 ABSI z-score: -0.7 ABSI percent: 27 Relative risk from ABSI: 0.8 (0.7-0.
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 The CHADS2 risk score is used to determine appropriateness of coumadin for atrial fibrillation patients for stroke risk reduction. it stands for: Congestive heart failure Hypertension Age greater than 75 Diabetes Stroke. If you have stroke, it is worth 2 points, the other risk factors are worth one.