Heart age calculator

Heart Age Calculator

The Heart Age Calculator tells you your heart age compared to your actual age.

This calculator is intended for people aged 35-75.

Your risk of a heart attack or stroke is higher if your heart age is greater than your actual age.

Check your heart age now by answering these simple questions.

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Have you had a heart attack or stroke, or do you have heart disease?
Have you had a heart attack or stroke, or do you have heart disease?
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If you have already had a heart attack or stroke, or have heart disease, this calculator is not appropriate for you. See your doctor about how to best manage your heart condition.

If you’re transgender or intersex, select the sex you were given at birth. You can then discuss your results with your doctor.

What is your sex? What is your sex?

If you are outside this age range, talk to your doctor about your heart health.

How old are you? How old are you?
35
75
years old

If you currently smoke or quit smoking in the last 12 months, answer ‘yes’. Answer ‘no’ if you’ve never smoked or quit more than a year ago.

Do you smoke? Do you smoke?

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is used to determine whether you are in a healthy weight range for your height.  Your doctor may also measure for waist circumference, as waist measurement helps to assess risk by measuring the amount of fat carried around your middle.

Please tell us your Height & Weight Please tell us your Height & Weight
Height
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Weight
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Answer ‘Yes’ if any of your immediate family members (a parent, brother or sister) had a heart attack, stroke or were diagnosed with heart disease before the age of 60.

Do you have a family history of Heart Disease? Do you have a family history of Heart Disease?

Answer ‘yes’ to this question if a doctor has told you that you have either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? Have you been diagnosed with diabetes?

If you are not sure whether you are taking medication for high blood pressure, please select 'No'

Do you take medication for high blood pressure? Do you take medication for high blood pressure?

Your blood pressure reading is usually shown as two numbers written one over the other (for example 120/80). The first or top number is your systolic blood pressure. The second is your diastolic blood pressure. If you don't know your blood pressure levels, please select 'No'

Do you know your blood pressure levels? Do you know your blood pressure levels?
Systolic blood pressure (top number)
Diastolic blood pressure (bottom number)
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Systolic blood pressure above 180 mmHg means you have a high risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Speak to your doctor soon about your blood pressure.

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Diastolic blood pressure above 110 mmHg means you have a high risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Speak to your doctor soon about your blood pressure. 

The Heart Age Calculator will use Australian average blood pressure levels based on your age and sex.

Cholesterol levels are measured with a blood test. The test works out total cholesterol (TC), and the amount of ‘good’ (HDL) and ‘bad’ (LDL) cholesterol in your blood. For this assessment, you need to enter your total cholesterol (TC) and your HDL cholesterol.

Do you know your cholesterol levels? Do you know your cholesterol levels?
Total Cholesterol
HDL cholesterol
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Total Cholesterol above 7.5 mmol/L puts you at high risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Please see your doctor as soon as possible about your cholesterol.

Your heart age is...

Heart Age results
This is ABOVE your actual age

Your recommendation

As you are over 45 years old, we recommend you should have a heart health check at least every two years. 

What you should do

The best thing you can do to look after your heart is to see your doctor for a heart health check. If you don't have a doctor you regularly see, Google one near you using the button below, or call our Helpline on 13 11 12.

Google a GP near you

Your recommendation

As you are under 45, we recommend you see your doctor to have your blood pressure, blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels checked.

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage we recommend you see your doctor for a heart health check if you are over 35 years of age.

What you should do

The best thing you can do to look after your heart is to see your doctor. If you don't have a doctor you regularly see, Google one near you using the button below, or call our Helpline on 13 11 12.

Google a GP near you

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