7 September, 2015    #55

How Old is Your Heart ?

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You may feel young at heart, but chances are your actual heart is much “older” than your real age, according to new research.  In a report recently published (2015/09/02), officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 3 out of 4 adults in the USA have a predicted “heart age” older than their chronological age, putting them at an increased risk for heart attack & stroke.

 

One’s heart age is determined by taking into account the following parameters:

   Actual Age

   Gender

   BMI or Total Cholesterol & HDL

   Systolic BP

   Smoking Status

   Diabetes Status

   Hypertension Treatment Status

 

 

Calculate your cardiovascular or heart age age at the following web address:

 

http://www.framinghamheartstudy.org/risk-functions/cardiovascular-disease/general-cvd-risk-prediction-using-bmi.php

 

There are 2 different heart age calculators:  BMI Based & Lipid or Cholesterol Based.  The link above will only display the BMI Based heart age calculator.

 

 

To change to the Lipid or Cholesterol Based calculator:

 
Click > “Cardiovascular Disease”, the top heading on the left side of the BMI calculator screen
Click > "Cardiovascular Disease (10 Year Risk) and Calculator"
Under "Risk Score Calculators" and under "Interactive", Click > "Using Lipids"

 

 

Please read the entire article with additional information at the following web address:

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/most-americans-have-a-heart-older-than-they-are/

 
 
The average cardiovascular age for adult men was 8 years older than their actual age, while it was 5 years older for women.  We wish you Health, Happiness and a Younger Heart!

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Mike Kohut, President, DDMS

 

TraxNews@datadancer.com

 

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