FIRST HEART ATTACK RISK TEST

6/1/98

This test will help you figure your risk of a first heart attack. Fill in your points for each risk factor. Then total them to find out your risk.

Points:

_____ Age (in years): Men

  • 0 pts. - Less than 35
  • 1 pt. - 35 to 39
  • 2 pts. - 40 to 48
  • 3 pts. - 49 to 53
  • 4 pts. - 54 + 

_____ Age (in years): Women

  • 0 pts. - Less than 42
  • 1 pt. - 42 to 44
  • 2 pts. - 45 to 54
  • 3 pts. - 55 to 73
  • 4 pts. - 74 +

 _____ Family History

  • 2 pts. - My family has a history of heart disease or heart attacks before the age of 60.

 _____ Inactive Lifestyle

  • 1 pt. - I rarely exercise or do anything physically demanding.

 _____ Weight

  • 1 pt. – I am more than 20 pounds over my ideal weight.

 _____ Smoking

  • 1 pt. – I am a smoker.

 _____ Diabetic

  • 1 pt. Male Diabetic
  • 2 pts. - Female Diabetic

 _____ Total Cholesterol Level

  • 0 pts. - Less than 240 mg/dL
  • 1 pt. - 240 to 315 mg/dL
  • 2 pts. - More than 315 mg/dL

 _____ HDL – Cholesterol Level (good cholesterol)

  • 0 pts. - 39 to 59 mg/dL
  • 1 pt. - 30 to 38 mg/dL
  • 2 pts. - Under 30 mg/dL
  • Subtract 1 pt. - Over 60 mg/dL

 _____ LDL - Cholesterol Level (bad cholesterol)

  • 0 pts. - < 100 mg/dL
  • 1 pt. - 100 - 130 mg/dL
  • 2 pts. - 130 - 165 mg/dL
  • 3 pts. -> 165 mg/dL

 _____ Blood Pressure (Use your higher [top] blood pressure number)

  • 0 pts. - Less than 140 mmHg (Add 1 pt. - if currently taking blood pressure medication)
  • 1 pt.-140-l7O mmHg
  • 2 pts. - Greater than 170 mmHg

_____ TOTAL POINTS

 If you scored 4 points or more, you could be at above average risk of a first heart attack compared to the general adult population.

The more points you score, the higher your risk.

Use this test as a general guide. If you have already had a heart attack or have heart disease, your heart attack risk is significantly higher. Only your doctor can evaluate your risk and recommend treatment plans to reduce your risk.

If you don't know your blood sugar, cholesterol levels or blood pressure, ask your doctor if these should be checked.

 Modified from information provided by Principal Health Care, Inc.


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