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.
You will need to know your blood pressure and cholesterol test results to use this tool.
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.
Please select your age range.
Please select your total cholesterol level.
Please select your level of LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Please select your level of HDL (good) cholesterol.
Please select your systolic blood pressure.
* 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.