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How does your heart health rate?

How does your heart health rate?

How is your heart health? Take the National Heart Foundation's heart health rate quiz to find out your level of risk.

1. Are you…?

  • Male and older than 45 years
  • Female and older than 55 years

OR

2. Are you…?

  • Male and older than 35 years…
  • Female and older than 45 years…

AND have one of the following risk factors?

  • Smoke tobacco (or recently stopped)
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Overweight/ obese
  • Family history of cardiovascular disease: father or brother has been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease before the age of 55, mother or sister has been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease before the age of 65.
  • Parents or siblings with diabetes
  • Told by your doctor you are at risk of developing diabetes
  • Are Maori, Pacific Island or from the Indian sub-continent or Fiji

3. Have you had…?

  • A heart attack
  • A stroke
  • A transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • Angina
  • Diabetes

This means that you are already in a high-risk category. Modifying or changing your lifestyle can reduce your risk to help keep you healthy. You should visit your doctor every three months for a check-up.

The more times you answered "YES', the greater your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. So please see your doctor for a 'Risk Assessment'.




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