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III   - Know your Risk Assessment
1. AGE : You are a man over 45 or a woman over 55 years old
2. FAMILY HISTORY : your father or brother had a heart attack before age 55 or your mother or sister had one before age 65.
3. MEDICAL HISTORY : a. you have coronary artery disease, or you have had a heart attack.
b. you have a had a stroke
c. you have an abnormal heartbeat

you smoke, or live or work with people who smoke every day

5. TOTAL CHOLESTEROL AND HDL CHOLESTEROL : a. your total cholesterol level is 240 mg/dl or higher
b. Your HDL (“good”)cholesterol level is less than 40 mg/dl if you’re a man or less than 50 mg/dl if you’re a woman
c. you don’t know your total cholesterol or HDL levels
6. BLOOD PRESSURE : a. your blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg or higher, or you’ve been told that blood pressure is too high.
b. you don’t know what your blood pressure is.
7. PHYSICAL INACTIVITY : you don’t accumulate at least30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week.
8. EXCESS BODY WEIGHT : You are 20 lbs or more over weight
9. DIABETES : You have diabetes or take medicine to control your blood sugar.
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