By understanding your basic body measurements and your cholesterol levels, we can tell you your heart age. With this, we can also predict your likelihood of having a cardiovascular event – e.g. heart attack in the next 10 years
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is generally caused by a build up of fatty deposits in the arteries. A CVD event is a heart attack, stroke or aneuryism.
Cardiovascular disease is the 2nd most common form of premature death in the UK (after cancer).
Experts say most cases of premature death from heart disease are completely preventable.
Smoking, being overweight, having high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol, heavy drinking and physical inactivity are all key risk factors.
By understanding your body measurements and cholesterol levels, we can calculate the percentage likelihood of you having a CVD event and we can calculate the statistical age of your heart.
What does 10 year risk of cardiovascular disease mean and why is it important?
10 year risk of cardiovascular disease means the risk of someone developing cardiovascular disease over the next ten years.
If someone has a 10 year QRISK®2 score of 20% then in a crowd of 100 people like them, on average 20 people would get cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years. Or put another way, they have a ‘one in five’ chance of getting cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years.