How healthy is your heart?

According to the American Heart Association, nearly three-quarters of Americans with high blood pressure—a major risk factor for heart disease—don’t even know they have it.

Nearly everyone has a relative or friend who has experienced heart issues. That’s because heart disease, a broad term that refers to a range of medical conditions that affect the body’s most important organ, is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the U.S. Although your risk rises as you age, 45 percent of heart attacks occur in people under age 65. So it’s never too early to be aware of your risk factors and to begin adopting heart-healthy habits. That’s because many risk factors are preventable, and getting them under control can have a significant effect on your heart health—if you’re aware of them. Answer a few questions to determine your risk for heart disease and to learn about the
Disclaimer: This assessment is intended to give you a general idea of your heart disease risk and is not intended for diagnosing or prescribing. No matter what your results, please share them with your physician, and be sure to consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines.