Coronary Risk Assessment

The PROCAM Risk Scores - Two scores for estimating the 10-year risk of developing a coronary event based on the latest and most comprehensive analysis of PROCAM are available. These are the PROCAM Quick Check and the PROCAM Health Check.

We are pleased to provide you with a new interactive version of these scores.


PROCAM Quick Check

The PROCAM Quick Check allows rapid initial assessment of coronary risk and includes only variables that do not require laboratory testing. It was developed based on 450 coronary events occurring in a cohort of about 5,000 men aged 35-65 years at recruitment and with at least 10 years of unbroken follow-up.
  • Is suitable for men aged and for women aged 20-75 years.
  • Can be performed in the home, since no blood test is required.
  • Provides an estimation of risk sufficiently accurate to determine if further examination by a physician is advisable.
  • Is available both in interactive and static (e.g. for print-out) form

PROCAM Health Check

The PROCAM Health Check is a more detailed score based on 462 coronary events ocurring among 18,460 men and 49 events occurring among 8,518 women aged 20-78 years at study entry and followed for an average of 11.7 years.
  • Includes laboratory values (LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, blood glucose) and therefore allows more accurate determination of coronary risk in men and women aged 20-75 years.
  • Serves as basis for the initiation of lifestyle changes. It should be calculated in all cases before lipid-lowering drugs are prescribed.
  • Is designed for use by physicians and pharmacists.
  • Is also available in interactive form