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The Icelandic Heart Association

The Icelandic Heart Association (IHA) is a nonprofit institute that was founded in 1964 to battle cardiovascular illness in Iceland. The purpose of IHA is to conduct research into the causes of heart disease, educate the public about prevention of cardiovascular diseases and provide individual risk evaluations.  Over the last 50 years, IHA has conducted large-scale studies of over 30,000 men and women born in Iceland between 1907 and 1935. The research has focused on the multiple causes of disability in old age including heart disease, high blood pressure, and Alzheimer’s. IHA is a recognized leader in the world-wide effort to discover and integrate scientific knowledge in order to enhance the quality of life for both young and old.

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Risk Calculator .

The Icelandic Heart Association’s risk calculator estimates the probability of a coronary heart disease in the next 10 years. The risk estimate is based on data the Icelandic Heart Association has collected over the last 40 years. The risk calculator is comparable to the European risk calculator (SCORE, European Society of Cardiology). Measurements which gives a low risk in the calcutalor does not guarantee the user a low risk of getting a coronary heart disease since the risk estimate is only based on risk factors known today.

The results do not apply for individuals who have had coronary heart disease, bypass or PTCA.

If you have symptoms like chest pain and/or shortness of breath do not hesitate to seek help – 112 is the national emergency number.



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Established in 1967

Research Center

The Icelandic Heart Association (IHA) research center was established in 1967 and has conducted numerous studies. The Reykjavík Study is the largest study and many studies have been conducted on it. IHA has been in good collaboration with many organizations in its research, both here and abroad.


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