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Prevention & Diagnosis of Heart Disease

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Risk Assessment

Are you at risk for heart disease? If you answer yes to any of the questions below, talk to your doctor about getting a complete heart disease risk assessment.

Heart Disease Risk Factors

Age and Sex. I am a man or woman over 50 years of age.

Family History.  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.

Blood Pressure. My blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg or higher (high blood pressure), OR a healthcare professional has said my blood pressure is high, OR my blood pressure is 120/80 - 139/89 mm Hg (prehypertension), OR I don't know what my blood pressure is.

Tobacco Smoke.  I smoke, OR I live or work with people who smoke regularly.

Total Cholesterol. My total cholesterol is 200 mg/dL or higher, OR I don't know my level.

HDL Cholesterol. My HDL ("good") cholesterol is less than 40 mg/dL, OR I don't know my HDL cholesterol level.

Physical Activity. I get less than a total of 30 minutes of physical activity on most days.

Overweight.  I am 20 pounds or more overweight for my height and build.

Diabetes. I have diabetes (a fasting blood sugar reading of 126 mg/dL or higher), OR I need medicine to control my blood sugar, OR I have been told I have an impaired ability to control my blood sugar (a fasting blood sugar reading greater than 100 mg/dL).

Heart Disease Medical History. I have coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation or other heart condition(s), OR I've had a heart attack.

Stroke Medical History.  I've been told that I have carotid artery disease, OR I have a disease of the leg arteries, a high red blood cell count or sickle cell anemia.

If any of these risk factors apply to you, talk to your doctor about a complete risk assessment. Use our physician search tool to find a doctor or use ScheduleNow to schedule an appointment online.