The risk calculator allows you to use one of three methods of assessing your risk of cardiovascular disease and whether you should be on extra medication. It should be used in consultation with your doctor.
The best known is the Framingham calculator which has been used for many years. The Reynolds calculator has been designed specifically for women and the AHA/ACC calculator is the newest. You do need to know your blood pressure and cholesterol results.
The Framingham calculator allows you to use Australian and New Zealand results more easily than the two other options.
Brief instructions on use
Go to website http://statindecisionaid.mayoclinic.org/
Select Current Risk
Select Framingham and enter details then select Current Risk at base of screen
The risk is calculated then you can see what would happen with intervention
Current and Future Risk are compared
Content updated February 2014