The Heart Age concept grew from the Framingham Heart Study that began in 1948. Thousands of individuals have participated in multiple studies which identified common risk factors for cardiovascular and heart disease.
“This was a tremendous effort and the absolute foundation for our understanding of how to limit the risk of heart attacks, heart failure, and stroke,” says Evan Jacobs M.D., a Conviva primary care doctor. Jacobs is board certified in several specialties including cardiovascular disease.
These risk factors now serve as the basis for determining your heart age and have guided doctors like Dr. Jacobs. “We were also able to develop from the study the initial targets for controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels.”