ACC, AHA release heart disease and stroke risk app | eSalud Social Media |

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have announced a mobile and web-based app for healthcare professionals to use with their patients in determining risk for developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), a major cause of heart attack and ischemic stroke.


The ASCVD Risk Estimator, a mobile and web version of the Excel-based calculator released with the ACC/AHA Cardiovascular Risk Guideline from November 2013, uses a patient's age, sex, race, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, blood pressure-lowering medication use, diabetes status and smoking status to estimate their 10-year and lifetime risk of heart attack and ischemic stroke. 

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