The American Heart Association offers an online risk assessment tool to help you discover your 10-year risk of heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease and what you can do about it.
Do you know how these controllable risk factors affect your risk of heart disease, stroke and metabolic syndrome?
• high blood pressure
• high blood cholesterol
• being overweight or obese
• physical inactivity
It’s essential that you measure your risk of heart disease and make a plan for how to prevent it in the near future. Use this tool to help you assess your risk of having a heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease in the next 10 years. It will also check to see if you may have metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that greatly increase your chances of developing cardiovascular disease, including stroke and diabetes. This Risk Assessment can be used by people age 20 or older who do not already have heart disease or diabetes.
To take your Heart Disease Risk Assessment today, visit www.heart.org or simply click here www.heart.org/gglRisk/locale/en_US/index.html?gtype=health.
After you have finished using the tool, you can print a copy of your risk assessment results, risk factor summary report, metabolic syndrome assessment and action plans for those areas you need to work on in order to reduce your risk.