Measure Your Risk for Heart Disease
Untreated heart disease has a ripple effect throughout families and your life. While it can be challenging to do simple tasks like walking upstairs, you might find you cannot play with your kids or grandkids as much as you want or work as long as you want.
The CHRISTUS Health heart assessment measures your risk of heart disease by asking simple questions. First, you will review essential information like cholesterol, diabetes, and blood pressure. After the assessment, you will immediately receive a report on your heart age and the factors contributing to heart disease.
How Can I Use This Report to Improve My Health?
After you take the heart assessment, you immediately receive your results in a report. The report summarizes your results, highlights risk factors, and helps you understand what you can do to improve your health.
For example, the report will help you see how your scores for BMI, family history, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, or stroke work together to determine your overall heart health.
What is My Heart Age?
"Heart Age" is a quick way to evaluate the health of your heart. It is the calculated age of a person's cardiovascular system based on his or her risk factor profile. The risks include high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, diabetes status, and body mass index as an indicator of obesity.
The heart age concept was created to more effectively communicate a person's risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke — and to show what can be done to lower that risk.
What Happens if My Heart Report States I Am at Risk?
If your report returns results stating you have a critical risk of heart disease, a registered nurse associated with CHRISTUS Health will contact you.
Whether you are a grandparent, a mom or dad, or a concerned family member, preventing heart disease helps you and your loved ones have a better life. Take the assessment to help protect you and your family from the effects of heart disease.