Do you have high blood pressure? How old are you? People with more than one risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) might be at much greater risk for CHD than people with no risk factors. Assess your risk with these questions.
People who have more than one specific risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) might be at much greater risk for CHD than people with no risk factors. Take the quiz below:
1. Do you have high blood pressure (hypertension)?
2. What is your race?
3. Are you a man or a woman?
4. What is your genetic background?
5. How old are you?
6. Do you have high cholesterol?
7. Do you smoke?
As you can see from the risk factors listed, there are some that you cannot do anything about and some that you can do something about. Having an uncontrollable risk factor for CHD does not mean that you are destined to develop CHD. The presence of an uncontrollable risk factor does mean, however, that you should do what you can to care for your heart's health.
Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 12/15/2016.
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