Bliman Vascular Age Calculator
Bliman Online Vascular Age Calculator is based on the Bliman Vascular Nomogram - a vascular risk assessment tool that combines fasting blood glucose (FBG), triglycerides (TR), high-density lipoproteins (HDL), and pulse pressure (PP), as well as tobacco's vascular toll (TVT)b to give a composite index of cardiometabolic age (BVS) and disease (CVD).
Comparing your age to your BVS may help you set appropriate goals for blood pressure and cholesterol, but it should not substitute for the judgment of your clinician.
Bliman Online Vascular Age FAQs
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Find Out Your Vascular Age Now!
Use the Online Bliman Vascular Age Calculator to learn more about your cardiovascular age and the Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease in the U.S.
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Bliman Vascular Nomogram (BVN)
If you'd like to know more about how our calculator works, download the Bliman Vascular Nomogram PDF (choose either men or women) and follow the directions.
We've assembled twelve of the most commonly asked questions about the online BVN here. 
Is the use of the online BVN restricted to CSUN Students only?
No. We designed this vascular risk assessment tool for anyone connected to the world-wide web.
I don't have all of the data needed to utilize the online BVN. Where can I get this data?
Make an appointment to see a healthcare provider who can order the tests you need to apply the BVN to your case.
Does it matter if I'm a woman or a man?
Yes. According to the BVN algorithm, females tend to age 10-20% slower than males in a cardiovascular sense.
Does my age matter?
Yes. Age is a key factor in cardiovascular risk assessment. Although BVN is applicable to anyone over 18, it is most accurate in men ages 30 to 70 and women ages 40 to 80.
Does smoking, lifestyle, or drug use influence the BVN?
Yes. The BVN algorithm considers the harmful effects of smoking, and the online BVN can show the beneficial effects of smoking cessation, a healthy diet, aerobic exercise, and medical therapy or intervention on vascular aging.
Does family history matter?
Yes. Although BVN does not consider family history at this time, the BVN questionnaire inquires about your family history to help us decide if the addition of family history would significantly influence the predictive accuracy of BVN.
Should I change my diet, exercise, or lifestyle based on the information provided by the BVN?
Not necessarily. Before acting on what you've learned from the online BVN, we recommend that you consult your healthcare provider about appropriate goals for your case and how best to achieve them.
What do I do with the results of the BVN?
Use your online BVN results to gain insight into your cardiovascular fitness. You may wish to discuss your BVN results with your doctor. If so, print out your results and use them to open a dialogue about your vascular health with your healthcare provider.
What's the difference between BVN RISK and other vascular risk calculators like the Framingham ten year risk assessment tool?
BVN RISK does not purport to forecast a vascular event; instead, it offers a tangible prediction that a vascular study may uncover significant evidence of vascular disease. 
Will my personal results be discussed or shared publicly?
In compliance with HIPAA guidelines and this website's policy respecting your right to privacy, online BVN data is protected and may only be used anonymously.
How can I get involved in studying BVN theory?
CSUN will be offering classes on this topic. Please check the online class schedules or consult your student advisor about taking such a class.
Is Doctor Bliman available for consulting on my case?
Yes. Dr. Bliman is available by appointment at the Klotz Student Health Center to students who are currently enrolled at Cal State Northridge.
 Updated by Howard Bliman, MD on 12/31/05
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