A number of factors have been implicated in elevating the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). By quantifying the presence and severity of these various factors, their influence on elevating one's risk for cardiovascular disease can be estimated. This computerized profile includes an estimate of the long-term probability of having a cardiovascular disease event using the latest American Heart Association methodology. Information on how risk factor reduction may reduce this estimate can also be provided. A recent blood lipid profile is needed. For more information visit the American Heart Association website. To perform a self-assessment of CVD risk, click here.