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Heart Health Risk Test

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Learn your risk

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack.1 Keeping your heart as healthy as possible can start with learning your risk for heart disease. Stop by the Higi station to take our free Heart Health Risk Test and learn about your chance of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years or in your lifetime.* In a few short minutes, you’ll learn about:

  • Your 10-year risk or estimated lifetime risk
  • Steps to reduce your risk
  • Medical resources available to help

Taking the test is easy! Just answer some questions about your lifestyle, demographics, and current health status. It will only take a few minutes to complete and then you will be armed with your score and information to help you take the right next steps for you. Next time you’re at the station, click the “Know Your Heart Health Risk” to get started.**

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What does your score mean?

 

Estimated 10 Year or Lifetime Risk Score

For those that do not know their cholesterol levels, we are only able to provide a more general estimated risk score. For a more accurate score, cholesterol levels will need to be checked. You can talk to your doctor or you can order a Cholesterol Panel from Labcorp or Quest Diagnostics for home delivery. Once you have your results, come back and take the Heart Health Risk test again!

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10 Year Risk Score

The 10 Year risk score calculates the percentage of people with the same score that are expected to have a stroke or heart attack or die from these events in the next 10 years. For example, if you have a risk score of 25%, that means 25 of those 100 people similar to you are expected to have a heart attack or stroke or die from one of these events in the next 10 years. For those between the ages of 40-79, we are able to provide a 10 year risk score.***

  • Low Risk: This risk score is less than 5%. Based on these preliminary results, anyone with this score is doing a great job staying heart healthy.
  • Borderline: This risk score is between 5%-7.4%. Receiving this score means there are some steps that can be taken to improve heart health.
  • Intermediate: This risk score is between 7.5%-19.9%. This means steps can be taken to improve heart health.
  • High Risk: This risk score is above 20%. This means next steps can be taken to start improving heart health. Check out the “Take the Next Step” section below for more information on how to improve this score.

 

Lifetime Risk Score

The Lifetime risk score calculates the percentage of people with this score that are expected to have a heart attack or stroke or die from these events in their lifetime. For example, if you have a risk score of 25%, that means 25 of those 100 people similar to you are expected to have a heart attack or stroke or die from one of these events in their lifetime. For those between the ages of 20-40, we are able to provide a lifetime score.***

  • Low: This risk score is less than 5.2% for men and less than 8.2% for women. Based on these preliminary results, anyone with this score is doing a great job staying heart healthy.
  • Somewhat Low: This risk score is between 5.3%-36.4% for men and 8.3%-26.9% for women. Receiving this score means there are some steps that can be taken to improve heart health.
  • Higher than Normal: This risk score is between 36.5%-45.5% for men and 27%-39.1% for women. This means steps can be taken to improve heart health.
  • Very High: This risk score is between 50.5%-68.9% for men and 38.8%-50.2% for women, This means next steps can be taken to start improving heart health. Check out the “Take the Next Step” section below for more information on how to improve this score.
1 in 2 Americans are at higher risk for heart disease because they have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, orsmoke,

Take the next step!

No matter your score, there are small things you can do to start getting your heart health back on track.

Visit your healthcare provider

Whether you need to get advice or treatment plans, your doctor is the best place to go for all of your heart health needs.

Stop nicotine

Your heart will thank you. Check out these resources for stopping nicotine. You can do it, one step at a time.

Track and manage your blood pressure

Make a habit of checking your blood pressure at a Higi station and take the next steps to properly take care of your blood pressure trends.

Want More?

Interested in assessing your risk for other health conditions? Visit the Higi station to take your Diabetes Risk Test, which will calculate whether you have low or high risk of diabetes.

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*The risk score in this tool is not intended to replace medical advice or a diagnosis from your health care provider. Risk scores in this tool are general estimates to help you understand your risks based on your responses.  Future changes in your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure or nicotine usage can make these risk scores less predictive.

**May not be available at all locations. 

***This risk calculator is intended for people between the ages of 20 – 79. The American College of Cardiology recommends that people younger than 20 and older than 79 years old visit their health care provider to understand their heart health risks. If you’re interested in receiving information that may be helpful to you, please continue with the test, but remember that this risk calculator is not designed for people under 20 or for people 80 and over.

1Heart Disease Facts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.