Assess Your Heart Health
Recommendations for physician well-being often focus on well-being in the workplace—how to cultivate a healthy relationship with your self, your colleagues, and your practice. But as a physician, you know that an important part of caring for yourself also includes caring for your body. To help guide your self-care efforts, start with a better understanding of your heart health risk.
Heart Health Calculators
If you have no prior history of heart attack or stroke, you can use the following tools to calculate your 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease.
CDC Heart Age Predictor Using BMI
This tool from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is adapted from the "Framingham Study Heart Age Calculator. A project of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and Boston University."
ACC/AHA Heart Risk Calculator
From the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), this tool uses the ASCVD algorithm published in 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk.