TIMI Risk Index

Calculator of TIMI Risk Index


What Is The TIMI Risk Score

The TIMI Risk Score, also known as the thrombolysis in myocardial infarction. This here is a medical tool used to predict if a person is going to have or die from a heart event, but not just that. Dying from or having a heart attack if the patient is suffering from:

  • An Unstable Angina: This is the type of heart condition where the patient suffers from constant chest pain
  • Non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI): This is a type of heart attack

People suffering from these two conditions might go and seek professional medical help and the doctor is going to use the TIMI Risk Score to assess the patient’s situation and then give the treatment options.

How To Calculate The TIMI Risk Score

In order to successfully calculate the TIMI Risk Score, seven factors have to be taken into account. For each of that factors, you will be given one point and in the end, you will have points depending on the factors. Let’s take a look at the factors:

  • Being 65+
  • Used Aspirin Within The Last Week
  • Had Multiple Angina Episodes Within The Last 24 Hours
  • Having Elevated Serum Cardiac Biomarkers
  • ST-segment deviation On The Electrocardiogram¬†
  • Suffering From A Coronary Artery Disease
  • Suffering From Risk Factors Like High Blood Pressure, Smoking, Low HDL Cholesterol, Diabetes, Family History Of Heart Diseases

All of these factors will give you a score, you will have a score between 0 and 7 based on ailments.

How To Use The TIMI Risk Score Calculator

Now that we have good knowledge about the TIMI Risk Score, we should know how to use the calculator. Just follow the mentioned steps:

Step 1: Enter Your Heart Rate

In the first step, all you have to do is enter your heart rate.

Step 2: Enter Your Age

In the second step, enter your age.

Step 3: Enter Your Systolic Blood Pressure

In the third and final step, just enter your systolic blood pressure. These are the first numbers of the reading that you have taken/will take.

What Will Be The Results

After successfully adding the information, you will be given a TIMI Risk Index, and it will be in percentage. You will also be told if you have a high or low TRI and the mortality rate. You can try out the calculator now!

TIMI Risk Score Formula:

TIMI Risk Index = heart rate x (age / 10)2 / systolic BP
This here is an equation to find the TIMI Risk, just add the mentioned values and you will be given a risk index. You can try out both methods.

What Comes Next?

Now that you know about your TIMI Risk Score, it is time to make a decision. Depending on the results, you have to be honest with yourself and make some changes to your lifestyle. If the score is high then you need to make some positive lifestyle changes. Some good examples are of those choices are:
  • Having A Healthy Diet
  • Exercising At Least 5 Times Weekly, 7 Is Great!
  • Having and Maintaining A Healthy Weight
  • Avoiding Smoking and Drinking Alcohol
  • Managing Your Diabetes If You Are Diabetic
  • Maintaining Lower Stress Levels

Remember, it is never too late to change your life and become healthier again!