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Take the American Heart Association's Quick Quiz November 9, 2006

Take this quick quiz provided by the American Heart Association to learn where to focus your efforts to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke. (If two or more categories apply to you, please see your health care provider for a complete assessment of your risks.)

The American Heart Association’s Quick Quiz

  • AGE AND SEX: I am a man over 45 years old OR a woman over 55.
  • FAMILY HISTORY: My father or brother had a heart attack before age 55; OR my mother or sister had one before age 65; OR my mother, father, sister, brother or grandparent had a stroke.
  • HEART DISEASE MEDICAL HISTORY: I have coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation or another heart condition (s) OR I’ve had a heart attack.
  • STROKE MEDICAL HISTORY: I’ve been told that I have carotid artery disease; OR I’ve had a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack); OR I have a disease of the leg arteries, a high red blood cell count or sickle cell anemia.
  • BLOOD PRESSURE: My blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg or higher, OR a health professional has said my blood pressure is too high, OR I don’t know what my blood pressure is.
  • TOBACCO SMOKE: I smoke OR live or work with regular smokers.
  • TOTAL CHOLESTEROL: My total cholesterol is 240 mg/dL or higher, OR I don’t know my level.
  • HDL CHOLESTEROL: My HDL (“good”) cholesterol is less than 40 mg/dL OR I don’t know my HDL cholesterol level.
  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: I get less than a total of 30 minutes of physical activity on most days.
  • OVERWEIGHT: I am 20 pounds or more overweight for my build.
  • DIABETES: I have diabetes (a fasting blood sugar of 126 mg/dL or higher), OR I need medicine to control my blood sugar.

    For more information on heart health, to find a physician or to request a FREE Heart Information Kit, call University's Heart Line at 706/828-2828 or toll free at 866/601-2828.

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