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Coronary Risk

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Objective: To determine your coronary risk profile.

Directions: Read these directions carefully before completing assignment.

Go to the Heart Risk calculator pages. When you are finished entering your personal statistics click on the "submit" button. You will have to wait for a second while it figures out your risk profile. The program will provide information about several risk areas. Summarize your risk statement by examining information about different risk factors. Based on what you learned, what factors, if any, do you think put you at the most risk for heart disease. Why? Browse some of the risk information and be sure to include how the results might be applied to your personal situation.

1. Use the Unit Assignment Post page on the Whole Health web site.

2. Submit your completed summary.

Be sure to print this assignment sheet before going to assessment site.

Points: 10

American Heart Association: Heart Attack Risk Assessment: This risk assessment tool can be used by anyone age 20 or older who doesn't already have heart disease or diabetes. If you already have been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm or carotid artery disease. You are already at high risk (more than 20 percent) to have a heart attack or die from coronary heart disease in the next 10 years. Talk to your doctor about your risk of a heart attack or future heart problems.

National Cholesterol Education Program: The risk assessment tool uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to predict a personís chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years.


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