On the occasion of World Heart Day, celebrated each Sept. 29, the Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is launching a new app for mobile devices and computers that calculates people’s risk of cardiovascular disease and can help motivate them to take steps to lower that risk.
The app is based on a WHO formula for estimating cardiovascular risk that is appropriate for most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. It lets healthcare workers and individual users calculate the probability of having a major cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, in the next 10 years.
PAHO’s Cardiovascular Risk Calculator app, which can be downloaded free of charge, offers advice to modify habits that contribute to higher risk. It allows users to see how their cardiovascular risk would change if certain risk factors were modified. The App also allows users to calculate their body mass index and provides reminders to take medication on time and as prescribed.
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