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Estimating Our Own Cardiovascular Risk

Measuring our own cardiovascular risk

Bhavin Jankharia
3 min read
Estimating Our Own Cardiovascular Risk
Estimating Our Own Cardiovascular Risk

Estimating atherosoclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk is something we can do ourselves, a matka we have control over.

All we need to know is our blood pressure (which we can measure ourselves at home) and our blood sugar and cholesterol levels (total, HDL and LDL in mg/dl and mmol/litre, which would be mg/dl multiple by 0.025).

There are many sites where we can plug in this information and get a 10-year risk assessment, with one major caveat. There is no site that has validated data for Indians from India. Sure, if you Google, you may come across sites like  http://www.healthy-india.org/heart_risk_calculator.php, but these have not been validated and should NOT be used.

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