In this quick tutorial you will learn how to diagnose heart problems by using a free online heart risk calculator.
Step # 1 – Accessing the Online Heart Risk Calculator
To get started, open up your web browser and visit “http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/atpiii/calculator.asp?usertype=prof”, where you will see the risk assessment tool.
Step # 2 – Filling in the Form
First, read the text above, and then begin to fill in the form. Fill in your age, gender, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, smoker status, systolic blood pressure, and finally, fill in whether you are “currently on any medication to treat high blood pressure”. Click the “Calculate” button to continue.
Step # 3 – Looking at the Results
You should now be on a page that says “Risk score results:” and displays both the information you submitted, and the risk information. Now you know how to diagnose, or see how at-risk you are for heart problems by using this simple yet accurate heart risk calculator.