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Heart Attack Risk Assessment Tool Offered On Google Health

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The American Heart Association is making it easier for you to evaluate your 10-year risk of having a heart attack and keep track of medical information to reduce your risk and better manage your health by offering the heart attack risk assessment tool on Google Health.

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To use the American Heart Association heart attack risk assessment, go to www.americanheart.org . There, you enter your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weight, age and other risk factors. You can then export data into your personal health record (PHR) on Google Health.

While taking the heart attack risk assessment, you can also find out if you have metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that greatly increases the chances of developing cardiovascular disease, including stroke and diabetes.

Those who haven't taken the risk assessment, but have a PHR on Google Health, can also import data about their risk factors directly into the risk assessment tool and evaluate their risk without re-entering the data.