Target cholesterol levels and heart disease risk

Did you know that your risk of heart disease can affect your recommended cholesterol targets?

To find out your target cholesterol levels, answer the following questions and click "calculate." You can print the results to share with your doctor.

* This calculator is intended for people aged 20 to 74. It uses a formula developed from the Framingham Heart Study to estimate your risk of heart disease. It also recommends cholesterol targets based on the latest American Cholesterol Guidelines.

1. What is your gender?
Male Female
2. How old are you?
3. What is your total cholesterol level (measured in mg/dL*)?
4. What is your level of HDL (good) cholesterol (measured in mg/dL*)?
5. What is your systolic blood pressure (the top number **)?
6. Do you take medication to treat high blood pressure?
Yes  No
7. Do you smoke? (Select "Yes" if you smoke at all, whether you are a heavy smoker or an occasional smoker)
Yes  No
8. Do you have any of the following medical conditions?
heart disease
history of stroke
peripheral arterial disease
chronic kidney disease

The contents of this health site are for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition.

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