Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score

Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in Germany, accounting for 40 percent of all deaths. In addition to immutable factors such as age, gender and genetic predisposition, lifestyle has a major influence on cardiovascular health. Changes in diet, exercise and smoking habits, as well as the treatment of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and lipometabolic disorders, are therefore important factors in reducing the individual risk of disease.

Our scientists have developed the Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score based on data from large long-term studies in Germany. The score offers the opportunity to determine the individual risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke within the next ten years. The test is non-invasively and free of charge. It also provides information on how to reduce the personal risk of developing the disease by adopting a health-oriented lifestyle.

The Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score was developed by DIfE with public funds (Federal Government, State of Brandenburg, European Union) and financially supported by the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD).