Heart Healthy Risk Assessments
RWJBarnabas Health encourages patients to be well informed about heart health.
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both
men and women. The good news is that heart disease is preventable, and
you can take steps to reduce your risk.
Here are some useful resources:
Take the Heart Health Test
How healthy is your heart? Find out more by taking this quiz, based on
information from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
and the American Heart Association (AHA).
Coronary Artery Disease Risk Assessment
Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when the coronary arteries, or the
arteries that bring blood to the heart muscle, become hardened and narrowed.
The arteries harden and narrow because of a buildup of plaque on their
inner walls. This is called atherosclerosis. Significant narrowing of
the coronary arteries can reduce blood flow to the heart. This limits
the amount of oxygen the heart receives and can lead to angina, heart
failure, irregular heart rhythm, and heart attack.
Take the Blood Pressure Quiz
Do you know your risk factors for high blood pressure? You can’t
do anything about some risk factors. But other risk factors can be changed.
Learn about the risk factors for high blood pressure by taking this quiz.
What Do You Know About Heart Disease Risk?
Knowing what causes heart disease and how you can prevent it can help you
live a longer, healthier life. Take this quiz to find out more about reducing
your risk for heart disease.