Heart Disease Quiz

 Dr. David Ostrander

Each year, heart disease is at the top of the list of the country's most serious health problems. In fact, statistics show that cardiovascular disease is America's leading health problem, and the leading cause of death. The good news is that it is also one of the most preventable diseases.

Studies have identified several factors that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack. One of the best prevention tactics is to find out if you're at risk, and then, make lifestyle changes to decrease your overall risk.

Are you at risk for heart disease?

Are you over the age of 65?
Yes:    No: 
Do you have diabetes?
Yes:    No: 
Do you have a history of heart disease in your immediate family (mother, father, sister, brother)?
Yes:    No: 
Do you smoke cigarettes?
Yes:    No: 
Have you ever been told that your cholesterol is high?
Yes:    No: 
Have you ever been told that you have high blood pressure (hypertension) or have you ever been given blood pressure medication?
Yes:    No: 
Are you more than 20% overweight or have a Body Mass Index (BMI) score of more than 26 (Use our BMI Calculator to get an estimate of your BMI)?
Yes:    No: 
Do you walk (or do moderate activity) for at least 30 minutes a day or at least three hours per week?
Yes:    No: 

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