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Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

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Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

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

Risk factors you can do something about:

   
   
   
   
   
   

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

Risk factors you cannot change:

  • Age (45 years or older for men, 55 years or older for women)
  • Family history
    • Father or brother with heart disease before age 55
    • Mother or sister with heart disease before age 65

Lola: "The good news is that my family and I can do many things to lower our risk for heart disease. I am changing my habits because I want to be at my children's graduations and weddings."

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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. 08-6345
June 2008



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