Medium Risk of Heart Disease

From your answers, it looks like you’re currently at a medium risk of developing heart disease, but this assessment isn’t a substitute for talking to a heart expert. You can lower your risk significantly by maintaining a healthy weight, diet and exercise routine. Most importantly, talk with your doctor about your heart disease risk at your annual physical each year.

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Talk to Your Primary Care Doctor

You indicated that you have a primary care doctor, which is a great step to lower your heart disease risk. You can use the results of this assessment to start a conversation with them about your heart health. Talk with your doctor about your heart health at each annual physical, ask whether additional or follow-up testing is needed and whether seeing a specialist like a cardiologist would be beneficial.

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Your Next Steps

With heart disease, prevention is the best medicine. Based on your answers, your best next step is to ask your primary care doctor the best ways to lower your heart disease risk and follow their guidance.

We also recommend taking these steps to keep your heart healthy and happy:

  • Aim for 150 minutes of exercise each week
  • Find ways to manage stress
  • Get your annual physical each year
  • Maintain a heart-healthy diet
  • Strive for or maintain a healthy weight
  • Stop smoking, if you currently smoke

We’re Here to Keep Your Heart Beating Strong

We hope you use your risk assessment results to inform ongoing conversations about your heart health with a trusted health care provider. Learn more about our general and specialty cardiovascular care, including care for arrhythmias, heart failure, valve disease and more.