How old is your heart?

Last reviewed: September 2011
Illustration of a nurse providing a heart test
Illustration by Eva Tatcheva

Our heart calculator uses key health information—such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels and whether you smoke or have diabetes—to answer that question. It can also estimate your risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years. Knowing that information can help determine which heart tests and treatments you need. For example, while most people should regularly get their blood pressure and cholesterol levels measured, generally only people with symptoms of heart disease need an electrocardiogram or exercise stress test.