# What does Framingham risk score calculate?

## What does Framingham risk score calculate?

The Framingham Risk Score is a gender-specific algorithm used to estimate the 10-year cardiovascular risk of an individual. The Framingham Risk Score was first developed based on data obtained from the Framingham Heart Study, to estimate the 10-year risk of developing coronary heart disease.

How is CHD risk calculated?

The CHD (Coronary Heart Disease) risk calculation is based on a scoring system that grew out of the Framingham Heart Study. A person’s risk (chance) of developing CHD in the next 10 years is calculated based on the cholesterol level as well as other non-cholesterol risk factors.

### What is a 10-year risk score?

The ASCVD (atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease) risk score is a national guideline developed by the American College of Cardiology. It is a calculation of your 10-year risk of having a cardiovascular problem, such as a heart attack or stroke.

How is cholesterol risk factor calculated?

Higher numbers mean a higher risk of heart disease. To calculate your cholesterol ratio, divide your total cholesterol number by your HDL cholesterol number. So if your total cholesterol is 200 mg/dL (5.2 mmol/L) and your HDL is 50 mg/dL (1.3 mmol/L), your ratio would be 4-to-1.

## How accurate is the Framingham risk score?

The Framingham Risk Score over- estimated risk by 104% in all individuals, and the Pooled Cohort Equations overestimated risk by 118%.

When should I start statins based on Framingham risk?

Primary prevention: We encourage risk estimation with a CVD risk calculator (eg, Framingham) every time lipid testing is performed. Testing and risk estimation should be performed starting at age 40 y in men and 50 y in women (or earlier if indicated by other risk factors) until age 75 y (low-level evidence).

### How do you calculate risk factor?

1. Risk factor =
2. Calculated risk factor = A + B + C + (D + E) * F =

How do you calculate risk?

How to calculate risk

1. AR (absolute risk) = the number of events (good or bad) in treated or control groups, divided by the number of people in that group.
2. ARC = the AR of events in the control group.
3. ART = the AR of events in the treatment group.
4. ARR (absolute risk reduction) = ARC – ART.
5. RR (relative risk) = ART / ARC.

## How accurate is the Framingham Risk Score?

Why is the Framingham Heart Study important?

FHS findings have informed the understanding of how cardiovascular health affects the rest of the body. The study found high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol to be major risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

### What is the Framingham global risk model?

The Framingham Global Risk Assessment tools are comprehensive and effective measures to assess CVD risk in a variety of populations. The best tool is based on: cardiovascular outcome, population of interest, risk timeline, and presence of risk factors.

When was the Framingham risk score developed?

The best known risk profile is the Framingham Risk Score for coronary heart disease, published in 1998 by Wilson and colleagues. This function became the basis of the risk calculator adopted by the Adult Treatment Panel of the National Cholesterol Education Program in the United States.