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What’s Your Heart’s Age

Cottage Heart & Vascular Center - What's Your Heart's Age

Use this tool to find out if your heart age is higher or lower than your actual age. Anyone can use the tool, even if you don't know your blood pressure and cholesterol. However, without these numbers, your result will be an estimate and we recommend you get tested to get an accurate result.

After completing the online assessment, you'll receive a free personalized report that outlines important information about your heart health, including heart age, 10- and 30-year cardiovascular disease risk, and cardiovascular disease risk factors.

This report can be printed and downloaded. We encourage you to print your report and bring it to your next appointment with your physician.

What is “Heart Age"?

Heart Age is a quick way to get a good idea of your overall heart health. It compares your cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk against someone without any risk factors.

For example, if your real age is 55 but your Heart Age is 65, your cardiovascular risk is more like a healthy 65 year-old (without any risk factors). The fewer risk factors you have, the closer your heart age will be to your actual age. In fact, it may be younger.

In the United States, cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death. Most who die suddenly from cardiovascular-related disease have no previous symptoms. Because of this, it is important to be aware of your heart health risks.

Complete this quick health profiler to discover important information about your cardiovascular health and risk factors—those health characteristics that increase your chance of CVD.

What Does “Risk of CVD” Mean?

This risk assessment uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to estimate your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, blood vessel disease or heart failure over the next 10 and 30 years (if you are younger than 60 years).

Not all heart assessments are the same. This assessment is intended for educational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose or make treatment decisions. Your doctor may estimate your heart disease risk using a different assessment to help guide decisions about therapies for cholesterol.

What are “CVD Risk Factors”

A cardiovascular disease risk factor is any personal characteristic that increases your chances of CVD, such as high blood pressure.

The more total High and Moderate risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop CVD. You can work with your doctor to improve many of your risk factors and decrease your risk level.

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