You know your sign, your friends' birthdays and your children's shoe sizes.
But do you know your risk for heart disease and heart attack?
IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW YOUR NUMBERS:
- Blood Pressure
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Cholesterol Levels
- Blood Glucose and Diabetes
- Framingham Score
If you don't know your numbers, a visit to your family doctor can set you on the right track. Many of these indicators of heart disease can be obtained through simple blood tests your doctor can order.
To find a physician, call Doylestown Hospital's Pulse Line at 215-345-2121 or click the "Find a Physician" on the main page of this website (www.dh.org).
If you have multiple risk factors for heart disease (for example, family history, weight, blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, etc.), your doctor may order further testing. Be honest with your doctor. The information you share about yourself can be vital to a better understanding of your risk for heart disease.