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DO You know Your Risk Factors for Heart Disease?

Do you know what increases the risk of heart attack, stroke or heart disease? Taking our simple assessment is the first step you can take to find out.

Note: This assessment is provided for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition.

Heart Disease Risk Factors

  1. I am a man over 45 years old, or I am a woman over 50 years old or I am a woman who has passed menopause or had my ovaries removed.
  2. My father or brother had a heart attack before age 55, or my mother or sister had one before age 65 or my mother, father, sister, brother or grandparent had a stroke.
  3. My blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg or higher, or a health professional has said my blood pressure is too high or I don't know what my blood pressure is.
  4. I smoke or am regularly exposed to secondhand smoke.
  5. My total cholesterol is 240mg/dL or higher or I don't know my level.
  6. My HDL (good) cholesterol is less than 40mg/dL, or I don't know what my HDL cholesterol level is.
  7. I get less than a total of 30 minutes of physical activity on most days.
  8. I am 20 pounds or more overweight for my height and build.
  9. I have diabetes (a fasting blood sugar of 126 mg/dL or higher) or I need medicine to control my blood sugar.
  10. I've been told that I have carotid artery disease or I've had a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack) or I have a disease of the leg arteries, a high red blood cell count or sickle cell anemia.
  11. I have coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation or other heart condition(s) or I've had a heart attack.