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This website enables physicians and others interested to readily assess for any patient with stable angina what their risk is of having a heart attack, stroke or death over the next 5 years.
To calculate a patient's risk score you must know the following items:
In addition, it helps if you know as many as possible of the following items:
If you are ready just click here, and then key in all the known items. We'll then tell you the patient's score, which is a number in the range of 0 to 60. We'll then give the patient's percentage risk of having a myocardial infarction (heart attack), disabling stroke or death in the next 5 years. We will also tell you if they are at very low, low, moderate, high or very high risk compared with the large group of patients with angina who participated in the ACTION study. Our goal is to enable a patient with stable angina and their physician to assess their overall risk of major cardiovascular events and death. This will help in making practical judgements on what to do about the patient's cardiovascular health, including possible needs for life-style changes and/or interventions for their angina. We hope you find this website of value, we intend to update it periodically, and we look forward to any feedback you may have.
Follow this link to read more about the risk score and its basis.
For any technical issues with the calculator or these web pages please email Mike Bennett.
|Angina risk score calculator||More about the risk score||BMJ article||NHS Clinical Knowledge Summary on Angina|
This site was last updated on 24th June 2008.
This site was designed and implemented by Mike Bennett, Medical Statistics Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT.