In an effort to offer more data driven tools to patients and providers, we have released our new heart disease risk calculator.
The tool implements the algorithm presented in the new ACC/AHA guidelines on the assessment of cardiovascular risk. The guidelines and companion algorithm have gotten a lot of attention recently mainly for suggesting that many more people should be on statins and for changing the way LDL is used for titrating these medications.
In addition to calculating the 10-year risk of heart disease and stroke, we also incorporate the recommendations from the same guidelines for when to start statin therapy.
The calculator is still a work in progress and we welcome your suggestions about how to improve it. In time we will be integrating this fully into the Symcat dashboard functionality along with other predictive algorithms.