Heart Quiz

Here is a simple and quick way to assess your risk for heart and vascular problems. (Results are instant and confidential)

Directions: Fill out the checklist below, checking all boxes that apply to you. Once you have completed the quiz, your results will appear below. After you read your results, consult your physician if you are considered to be at risk for a cardiovascular condition.

I am a 45 year old or older male/I am a 55 year old or older female.
I have a pre-existing/personal history of coronary heart disease, such as a previous heart attack, stroke, angioplasty or bypass.
I have a family history of stroke, heart attack or heart disease.
I have a family history of diabetes.
I drink over 4 alcoholic drinks per day.
I smoke.
I do not work out/I have no regular exercise program.
I eat a diet typically consisting of foods high in saturated fat, such as red meat, deserts, butter, etc., and added salt.
I am overweight for my height.
I have high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure.

Answer Key:

If you checked 3 out of ten boxes, then you could be at risk for a cardiovascular condition.

Note: Risk factors multiply each other's effects, so it is very important to prevent or control risk factors that can be modified, such as smoking, physical inactivity, obesity, etc. And although some risk factors, such as cholesterol and blood pressure, are inherited, they can typically be controlled through proper diet and/or medication. For questions, please consult your physician.