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.
_____ Age (in years): Men
_____ Age (in years): Women
_____ Family History
_____ Inactive Lifestyle
_____ Total Cholesterol Level
_____ HDL Cholesterol Level (good cholesterol)
_____ LDL - Cholesterol Level (bad cholesterol)
_____ Blood Pressure (Use your higher [top] blood pressure number)
_____ 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.