Wednesday, 12 February 2014


Here is a quick quiz to find out if you have an increased risk for a heart attack. If you don't know some of the answers, ask your health care provider.

1. Do you smoke?

2. Is your blood pressure 140/90mmhg or higher, OR have you been told by your doctor that your blood pressure is too high?

3. Has your doctor told you that your LDL "Bad' cholesterol is too high, that your total cholesterol level is 200mg/dl or higher OR, that your HDL "Good" cholesterol is less than 40mg/dl?

4. Has your father or brother had a heart attack before age 55; OR has your mother or sister had one before age 65?

5. Do you have diabetes OR a fasting blood sugar of 126mg/dl or higher ; OR do you need medicine to control your sugar?

6. For women; Are you over 55years old?

7. For men; Are you over 45years old?

8. Do you have a body mass index score of 25 or more?

9. Do you get less than a total of 30minutes of physical activity on most days?

10. Has a doctor told you that you have angina (chest pains); OR have you had a heart attack?

If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, you have a higher risk of having a heart attack.

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