Heading for a heart attack?
Certain factors increase your risk for a heart attack. Assess your risk by answering the questions below.
Are you a male over 45 years of age, or female over 55 years?
If you are female, are you:
Post-menopausal and on hormone replacement therapy
Post-menopausal without hormone replacement therapy
Is there a family history of heart disease or high cholesterol?
If your answer to question 3 was "no", go to question 4. If your answer to question 3 was "yes", at what age did the family member(s) first start experiencing symptoms of heart disease?
Between 55 and 65
Younger than 55 years
Do you smoke?
Less than three a day or passive smoke
More than three a day
More than three a day and on oral contraception
Do you have high blood pressure?
What is your weight status? Body Mass Index = weight / (height x height)
Do you suffer from diabetes (insulin and non-insulin dependent)?
How often do you exercise (30 minutes of moderate exercise or more)?
More than three times per week
Once or twice a week
Less than once a week
Do you have high cholesterol?
Do you have a stressful lifestyle?
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