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Health Risk Assessments

How healthy is your heart?

Chances are you or someone you know will be affected by heart disease—the single largest cause of death for American women. In fact, more than one in five women have some form of cardiovascular disease. How high is your risk? Take this quiz from the American Heart Association to find out. Check all of the following boxes that apply to you, then click the "Submit" button to learn your risk.

Please note this assessment should not be used to make your own diagnosis but rather as a tool to help identify your risks. Only your doctor can provide a proper diagnosis.

You are a man over 45 years old.

You are a woman over 55 years old OR youíve passed menopause OR youíve had your ovaries removed and are not taking estrogen.

Your father or brother had a heart attack before age 55 OR your mother or sister had one before age 65 OR you have a close blood relative who had a stroke.

You smoke OR you live or work with people who smoke every day.

Your total cholesterol is 240 mg/dL or higher OR you donít know your level.

Your HDL or "good" cholesterol is less than 35 mg/dL OR you donít know your HDL cholesterol level.

Your blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg or higher OR youíve been told that your blood pressure is too high OR you donít know what your blood pressure is.

You get less than a total of 30 minutes of physical activity on most days.

You are 20 pounds or more overweight for your height and build.

You have diabetic fasting blood sugar of 126 mg/dL or higher OR you need medicine to control your blood sugar.

You have coronary heart disease OR youíve had a heart attack.

Youíve been told that youíve had a stroke OR you have a disease of the leg arteries, a high red blood cell count or sickle cell anemia.