Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation’s number one killer! To urge Americans to join the battle against these diseases, since 1983 Congress has required the president to proclaim February “American Heart Month. For our part, we are asking our cherished clients to take the following self-test.
Are you at risk for a heart attack or stroke?
If you answer “yes” to two or more of the following questions, the American Heart Association recommends you talk to a healthcare provider for further assessment of your cardiovascular health.
- Are you a man aged 45 or older?
- Are you a woman aged 55 or older?
- Do you have a father or a brother who had a heart attack before the age of 55 – or a mother or sister who had one before the age of 65?
- Do you have a close blood relative who had a stroke?
- Do you smoke – or live or work with people who smoke every day?
- Do you have a high stress job or lifestyle?
- Is your total cholesterol level 240 or higher?
- Is your HDL (or “good cholesterol”) level less than 35?
- Is your blood pressure 140/90 or higher?
- Do you get less than 30 minutes of physical activity on most days?
- Are you 20 pounds or more overweight for your height and build?
- Do you have diabetes or a fasting blood sugar of 126 or higher, or do you need medicine to control your blood sugar?
- Do you have coronary heart disease or have you ever had a heart attack?
If you answered “yes” to two or more of the questions above, please contact us at 212.370.1200 or email us via this website to schedule a screening right away!