When calculating your heart age we compare your cardiovascular risk (i.e. the probability of having a heart attack or a cardiovascular disease within the next 10 years) to somebody of the same age and gender who has a 'healthy heart' (i.e. with risk factors for cholesterol, weight, blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, family history in a healthy range). Your heart age therefore tells you whether your heart age is lower or higher than your actual age. For example if you have a Heart Age of 45, it means that you have the same risk of suffering from a heart attack or developing a cardiovascular disease as somebody who is 45. If your real age is 50, this is great news for your heart health; however if your real age is 40, it means that your risk is high for your age and you should review your results with your doctor.