Learning About Risk Factors:Click here to watch a short video about Risk factors (transcript included), then use the Risk Asessment Tool below to help you evaluate your CHD risk.
This Risk Assessment Tool is designed to help you assess your risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease over the next 10 years, if you are between the ages of 30 and 74. It is important to note that the tool does not take into account all CHD risk factors-most notably family history-which may compromise the results.Before using the tool, you will need to know your:
- Blood pressure
- Total cholesterol level
- HDL-cholesterol level
Like any assessment tool, a positive result does not mean you have the condition; it simply means you are likely to benefit from further evaluation by your doctor.Click here to take the Risk Assessment