There are many risk factors for heart disease. Knowing what they are is the first step in preventing heart disease. Answer the questions below to find out what your risk factors you may have and to create a personalized discussion guide that you can bring with you the next time you visit your doctor. At your appointment, you and your doctor can discuss what you can do to maintain a healthy heart and reduce your risk factors for heart disease.

  1. Do you have high blood pressure?
  2. Do you have high cholesterol?
  3. Do you have diabetes?
  4. Do you take low-dose ASA?
  5. Do you smoke cigarettes?
  6. Are you at a healthy weight?
    Tip: If you're not sure, you can use the Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator to find out.
  7. Do you get at least 30 to 60 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week?
  8. Do you eat at least 7 servings of vegetables and fruits each day?
  9. Do you cope well with the stress in your life?