CVD RISK CALCULATOR
FIND OUT YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE
AND HOW TO LOWER IT
This FREE application is a tool for estimating the risk of cardiovascular disease and offers therapeutic recommendations by the guidelines of the HEARTS in the Americas Initiative. It was developed using the risk charts published in 2019 by the World Health Organization (WHO), which estimate the possible 10-year incidence of myocardial infarction, stroke, or death from cardiovascular causes. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), with the financial contribution of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), transformed these tables into an electronic calculator for use on computers and smartphones (replacing the previous Cardiocal 2014 application). In this application, all the countries of the Americas are represented, and the risk estimate is adjusted for their membership in each of the six regions of the continent (Andean, Caribbean, Central, Northern, Southern and Tropical).
Who is this application for?
The application is designed to help healthcare workers quickly estimate their patients' cardiovascular risk and discuss with them the necessary actions to modify it. It is also intended to help people concerned about their health, making it easier for them to estimate the need for a medical consultation when their risk is not low. The treatment recommendations are oriented toward health professionals and, in no case, constitute a guide for self-medication, which can be risky. This application is a complementary tool and is not intended to replace medical consultation or clinical judgment.
» All countries of the American Region and Eastern Caribbean Countries were included.
»The options menu was redesigned, and there are new buttons to facilitate navigation within the application.
»Treatment protocols were replaced by the new HEARTS Clinical Pathway, defined by countries of the Region.
»A generic, standard clinical pathway is available for those users in countries that do not yet have one.
» The user instructions section was enhanced and included new references and links to articles of interest.