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Heart Attacks: Are You at Risk?

Take this quiz to see how your lifestyle, diet and family history can affect your heart attack risk.

What is your current blood pressure?
A. Above 140/90 or unknown
B. Between 120/80 to 139/89
C. Lower than 120/80

Are you a smoker?
A. Yes
B. Yes, but I want to quit
C. No

Are you diabetic?
A. Yes
B. Borderline
C. No

Do you get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day?
A. No, I don’t exercise very often
B. I workout, but not daily
C. Yes, I exercise regularly

Are you considered overweight?
A. Yes
B. Slightly
C. No

Do you have a family history of heart attack or stroke?
A. Yes
B. I’m not sure
C. No, my family hasn’t experienced either

Do you have atrial fibrillation?
A. Yes, I have an irregular heartbeat
B. I’m not sure
C. No, I have a regular heartbeat

What’s your total cholesterol?
A. Above 240 or unknown
B. 200 to 239
C. Lower than 200

What’s your LDL cholesterol?
A. Above 160 mg/dL
B. 100-159 mg/dL
C. Less than 100 mg/dL

What’s your HDL cholesterol?
A. Less than 50 mg/dL
B. 50/60 mg/dL
C. Above 60 mg/dL

Your Risk

Mostly Cs: Low Risk

Great work! Your healthy lifestyle habits are keeping you in the clear and you have few heart attack risk factors. Keep it up!

Mostly Bs: Moderate Risk

You could be at increased risk. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any lifestyle changes you can make to keep your heart healthy.

Mostly As: High Risk

Based on your health factors, it looks like you could be at a higher risk for heart attack.

But it’s never too late to make some healthy changes. Talk to your doctor today about how you can lower your risk.

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