The increase in lifestyle diseases in the last couple of decades has increased the risk of heart attacks. Calculate the lifetime risk of heart attack using this calculator. If you are in the age group of 30 and 74 years, this calculator helps in assessing the risk of heart attack over the next ten years and helps in creating a strategy to protect your heart.
The major risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, raised blood cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and obesity All these factors along with a sedentary lifestyle have the potential to increase the risk of heart diseases by many folds. Heart diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide with nearly 17 million people falling prey to it annually.
|❖||It is estimated that approx. 23.6 million people will succumb to Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) by 2030.|
|❖||Tobacco usage increases the risk of death due to Coronary heart disease by 2 to 3 times.|
|❖||More than 50% of death of diabetic patients are attributed to cardiovascular disease.|
|❖||Risk of heart diseases in women increases by 2 to 3 time after menopause. Nearly 8.6 million women meet their death due to cardiac disease annually.|
|❖||Men with diabetes are at approx. five times higher risks for CVD than those without diabetes.|
- WHO- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Fact Sheet: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)www.idf.org/fact-sheets/diabetes-cvd
- Diabetes, Other Risk Factors, and 12-Yr Cardiovascular Mortality for Men Screened in the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial. Doi: 10.2337/diacare.16.2.434Diabetes Care February 1993vol. 16 no. 2 434-444