LDL Cholesterol Goal Level Calculator

This risk assessment tool uses data from the Framingham Heart Study to estimate the 10-year risk of having a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or death resulting from coronary heart disease (CHD) in adults age 20 or older who do not already have heart disease or diabetes.

  Risk Factor       Points Relative Risk 
  Gender:   Male   Female    
Age:  years
 
 
Smoker: Yes   No
 
 
On medication for
high blood pressure:
Yes   No    
Blood Pressure: / mm Hg
 
 
Total Cholesterol:  mg/dl
 
 
HDL Cholesterol:  mg/dl
 
 
     
  Total Points:  
 
=
% risk
of heart disease in 10 years  
Average 10-year risk =
%
(for others in your age group)  
LDL Cholesterol Goal =
 mg/dl

This calculation is recommended by the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III to help determine your goal LDL cholesterol level. Your LDL cholesterol goal is < 100 if you have established coronary heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, diabetes, or a calculated 10-year risk for CHD of > 20%.

The results you receive from this tool are for informational purposes only and should not be the basis of your medical decision making. Consult your physician to determine the medical implications of any tests you take.

clear
 
Comments / Ratings
Title:
Very low ldl
By:
Beant Jit Singh
Date:
10-20-15  10:09:32 AM
Comment:

Hi

I did my lipid profile test few days back & got following results:

Total Cholestrol: 120

ldl-12

hdl-54

Triglycerides: 179

I am 33 years old with athletic body & normal body weight. I am worried about very low levels of LDL. Kindly advise the reasons for the same & means to bring it back to normal level .

Thanks

=============================================================

The results you receive from this tool are for informational purposes only and should not be the basis of your medical decision making. Consult your physician to determine the medical implications of any tests you take.

Title:
This one is good
By:
kitty
Date:
07-15-15  10:44:06 AM
Comment:

This calculator - goal LDL - is fine - it correctly estimates the base risk of a 56-year old woman at 1%, but please double check your 10-year heart attack risk calculator on the other page. Over there your calculator seriously overestimates the risk (gives 7% for 7 points) putting the base risk of a 56-year old woman at 7% which is clearly wrong. Please correct the other calculator.

Title:
women vs men
By:
John
Date:
03-16-15  2:57:55 PM
Comment:

why do elderly women have less than half the risk of elderly men when the points and risks are the same? The media has told me that an elderly women's risk for heart disease is the same as a man.

Title:
Prevention
By:
Toni
Date:
06-08-14  7:48:56 PM
Comment:

I would like help with prevention.

--------

From MCW: Our physician directory can help you locate a health provider than can assist you with prevention.

Title:
Missing information
By:
Larry Cleveland
Date:
11-13-13  10:52:29 PM
Comment:

LDL-P and Homocysteine are better predictors of heart disease and heart attack. We need cholesterol and now that the new calculators are out, cholesterol will be suppressed even more and cholesterol is not the whole story to heart disease. Maybe you could make this more holistic.

The following required items were not provided or are in the wrong format. Please provide the required responses and submit again:

  Please enter your name
  Please enter a valid email
550 characters left
  Please enter a comment
Please wait while we gather your results.

MCW In the News

MCW News

News about and for MCW faculty and staff.

MCW Names Kurt Janavitz as Senior Vice President of Healthcare Partnerships amd Strategy

April 5 - Kurt L. Janavitz, MBA, has been named senior vice president, healthcare partnerships and strategy for the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), effective April 17, 2017. Janavitz previously served as chief executive officer for Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin (IHN) from January 2015–April 2017.

MCW School of Pharmacy Partners with Carroll University to Enhance 3+3 Pipeline Program

April 5 - Carroll University and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy have partnered to develop a dual degree program allowing full-time Carroll University students who successfully complete their pharmacy program prerequisites to gain early assurance direct admission of available seats in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at MCW.

Find a Medical College of Wisconsin provider

 

Top