Check Your Heart Condition Online

Two new tools offer information about cardiovascular disease

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MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2002 (HealthDayNews) -- The American Heart Association has created two new online tools to provide the public with personalized information about cardiovascular disease (CVD).

The tools, "Know Your Heart Attack Risk Assessment" and "Heart Profilers," are free and include the latest and scientifically accurate research.

"Know Your Heart Attack Risk Assessment" allows you to find out your risk of suffering a heart attack within the next 10 years, even if you don't currently have CVD. The risk assessment is based on your age and gender, along with health conditions and habits such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking and prior heart attack and stroke.

The heart attack risk assessment tool will be launched this month.

"Heart Profilers" offers you a personalized, confidential report of scientifically accurate treatment options, along with the most recent articles and research, key questions to ask your doctor, and other information that lets you be involved in your treatment for cardiovascular disease.

The first two Heart Profilers were released earlier this year and focused on heart failure and coronary artery disease, followed by Heart Profiler tools for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation.

More information

To access the tools, go to the American Heart Association.

SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, Dec. 9, 2002

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