Heart Disease Quiz Next Steps
Congratulations! You finished the quiz.
Now, take control of your heart health and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack. Even if heart disease runs in your family, you can reduce your risk of getting it. If you already have heart disease, you can still lower your chances of dying or needing heart surgery.
Your Next Steps
1. Talk to your health care team about your risk for heart disease.
Your doctor or primary health care provider can help you understand if your heart is at risk and how you can lower your risk.
Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and blood sugar. If they are too high, ask about what you can do to control them.
Talk to your health care team about your lifestyle risk factors: physical activity, diet, alcohol use, and tobacco use. Your doctor and other health care professionals, including health coaches and community health workers, can help you take steps toward living a heart-healthier life.
2. Practice healthy living habits.
Regardless of your risk for heart disease, you can improve your heart health with a healthier lifestyle that incorporates more physical activity, a nutritious diet, no tobacco, and alcohol in moderation.
If your doctor gave you any medications to help control your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, or diabetes, be sure to take the medications as directed. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or side effects. Don’t stop taking your medications before talking with your health care team, even if you feel better.
These web sites offer useful information about medical conditions and lifestyle factors that affect your risk for heart disease:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Million Hearts®
- Salt (Sodium)
- Physical Activity
- Obesity and Overweight
From the American Heart Association
- What Is Heart Disease?
This site offers information about many different conditions that can lead to heart disease and heart attack.
- HeartHub® for Patients
This portal offers information, tools, and resources to help you understand and manage your heart health.
From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- What Is Coronary Heart Disease?
This site offers information about the most common form of heart disease and the primary cause of most heart attacks.
- Page last reviewed: July 27, 2015
- Page last updated: July 27, 2015
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