Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
To help determine your risk of cardiovascular disease, answer the following questions:
- Have you ever experienced chest pain, chest tightness and/or shortness of breath?
- In your family: Is there a female less than 65 years of age with cardiovascular disease?
- In your family: Is there a male less than 55 years of age with cardiovascular disease?
- Do you have diabetes?
- Do you have hypertension (high blood pressure)?
- Do you have high cholesterol?
- Do you have pain in your legs with walking?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you are at risk of cardiovascular disease. If you think you are at risk, please call Cardiovascular Specialists today to schedule an appointment.
Cardiac Calcium Scoring
How can a Cardiac Calcium Scoring test save my life?
The Cardiac Calcium Scoring test is a noninvasive scan that takes only a few minutes. Although this screening test does not look for individual areas of blockage in the heart, it is an overall assessment of global risk for heart disease and is the only screening test that looks directly at the heart's arteries. The amount and density of the calcium plaque can predict the likelihood of a cardiac event, such as heart attack or need for coronary intervention, over the next one to two years. Recognizing heart disease early and preventing heart attacks is the key to saving lives.
Call Cardiovascular Specialists and ask about scheduling a Cardiac Calcium Scoring test.
Risk Assessment Tool
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Use this tool to measure
Risk Assessment for Peripheral Arterial Disease
Are your legs often tired or do your calves feel tight or ache when you walk or exercise?
If "Yes," do your legs feel better when you stop the activity?
If you checked "Yes" to both of the questions above, talk to your doctor to see if he/she wants you to have a further test to see if you have disease in your legs.
Which of these apply to you?
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Sedentary Lifestyle (inactive)
- Current or Past Smoker
- Age 50+
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Family History of Stroke or Vascular Disease
If you checked "Yes" to two or more of the risk factors listed above, your doctor may want to do further testing to see if you have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).