Did you know that your risk of developing 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 30 and older. It uses a formula developed from the Framingham Heart Study to estimate your risk of developing heart disease. It also recommends cholesterol targets based on the latest Canadian Cholesterol Guidelines.

1
Male Female
2
3
4
5
6
No Yes
7
No Yes
8
No Yes
9
  • history of heart disease (including clogged arteries)
  • history of stroke
  • peripheral arterial disease (also called peripheral vascular disease)
  • chronic kidney disease (on dialysis)
No Yes

Tips

* To convert from Canadian units (mmol/L) to American ones (mg/dL), multiply Canadian values by 38.61 to get American values. To convert the other way, divide the American values by 38.61 to get the Canadian values.

** Only the top number (systolic blood pressure) is used, because it is more important than the bottom number (diastolic blood pressure) in calculating heart disease risk.