YHF Consumer Version – Exclusions

The Your Heart Forecast tools are not suitable for everyone.

This tool has been developed to help you understand your risk of having a heart attack or stroke as you get older.

It is a simplified form of the New Zealand CVD risk assessment guidelines, it is not a fully qualified Risk Assessment tool and does not replace or provide a substitute for a health consultation with a professional health provider. It is NOT appropriate to use this tool if you have any of the following:

  • angina (heart pain), a previous heart attack or heart related operations
  • stroke or mini-stroke (TIA)
  • problems with arteries to your legs
  • kidney disease complicating your diabetes
  • a genetic lipid disorder
  • very high blood pressure (BP 170/100 or over)
  • very high cholesterol (total cholesterol or TC/HDL 8 or over)
  • if you are pregnant