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Honoring the Gift of Heart Health for American Indians

Section One - Knowledge Is Power: Know Your Risk for Heart Disease

You Have the Power To Protect and Improve Your Heart Health!
What You Need To Know About Heart Disease
Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

Look at the list of risk factors below. Check all the risk factors you have.

Risk factors you can do something about:

   
   
   
   
   
   

Risk factors you cannot change:

 
  • Father or brother with heart disease before age 55
  • Mother or sister with heart disease before age 65
 

The more risk factors you have, the greater your chances of developing heart disease.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NIH Publication No. 08-6340
June 2008



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