What is heart attack risk?

Heart Attack Risk is an individual’s likelihood of experiencing their first heart attack within the next 10 years, expressed as a percentage.

The risk score considers a subject’s biological sex at birth, age, BMI, systolic BP, and antihypertensive medication status as well as their smoking status and diabetes status when available.

A heart attack occurs when a coronary artery, which supplies blood to your heart, becomes blocked. This stops the blood flow and reduces the amount of oxygen that gets to your heart muscle. This causes the most common heart attack symptoms, which are chest discomfort or pain and can spread to your arms, neck, jaw or back. Unlike angina this discomfort often last for longer than 10 minutes

Risk Categories

  • 11-Year Risk (%): 0.00 to < 1.65
  • 11-Year Risk (%): 1.65 to < 2.48
  • 11-Year Risk (%): 2.48 to < 3.30
  • 11-Year Risk (%): 3.30 to < 6.60
Very High
  • 11-Year Risk (%): 6.60 to < 33.00


What is Heart Rate Variability (HRV)? Click Here.

What are Irregular Heartbeats? Click Here.

What is Heart Rate? Click Here.