You and your healthcare provider can use cardiac risk calculator to gauge how likely you are to develop heart disease.

Determine your 10-year risk of heart disease or stroke.

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Ten Year ASCVD Risk  

Understanding Your Risk for Heart Disease

It is a calculation of your risk of having a cardiovascular problem, such as a heart attack or stroke in the in the next 10 years.

10-year risk for ASCVD is categorized as:

  • Low-risk (<5%)
  • Borderline risk (5% to 7.4%)
  • Intermediate risk (7.5% to 19.9%)
  • High risk (≥20%)

What is ASCVD?

ASCVD stands for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, defined as a nonfatal myocardial infarction (heart attack), coronary heart disease death, or stroke.


The ASCVD Risk Calculator is a step-wise approach for all adult patients – including those with known ASCVD. This calculator is for use only in adult patients without known ASCVD and LDL 70-189 mg/dL (1.81-4.90 mmol/L).


  • These estimates may underestimate the 10-year risk for some race/ethnic groups, including American Indians, some Asian Americans (e.g., of south Asian ancestry), and some Hispanics (e.g., Puerto Ricans).
  • It may overestimate the risk for some Asian Americans (e.g., of east Asian ancestry) and some Hispanics (e.g., Mexican Americans).
  • Because the primary use of these risk estimates is to facilitate the very important discussion regarding risk reduction through lifestyle change, the imprecision introduced is small enough to justify proceeding with lifestyle change counseling informed by these results.

Scoring an formulainformation is available in The Goff, et al. 2014 study.


Dr. David Goff

David C. Goff, Jr., MD, PhD, is a professor of epidemiology at the University of Colorado and is the dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. He is a former recipient of the Public Policy Award from the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, and he is currently the Interim Chair of the ASPPH accreditation and credentialing committee. His research interests include the prevention and understanding of heart disease and stroke.