Download Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? (250k) handout.
Risk factors are traits or habits that make a person more likely to develop heart disease. Read this list of risk factors for heart disease.
Heart disease risk factors you can do something about:
Check the ones that you have
Heart disease risk factors you cannot control:
The more risk factors you have checked, the greater your risk for heart disease. Talk to your doctor about your risk.
Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.
Last Updated March 2012