Heart disease is complex. Quest Diagnostics is here to help guide you and your doctor through your heart health profile.
This checklist can help confirm your heart-risk status with your doctor. Take this checklist with you and discuss at your next appointment. If 2 or more of the following apply to you, you are a candidate for our advanced cardiovascular tests.
|Do you have a history of heart disease or a heart attack? (This counts as 2.)|
|Do you have any other cardiovascular disease (such as peripheral vascular disease or vasculitis)?|
|Do you have diabetes?|
|Do you have pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, or any other type of metabolic disease?|
|Do you have a family history of heart disease or heart attack before age 55?|
|Do you have a total cholesterol of more than 200 mg/dL?|
|Do you have an LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) level of more than 130 mg/dL, or an LDL cholesterol of more than 100 mg/dL if you have had a heart attack?|
|Is your triglyceride level more than 150 mg/dL?|
|Is your HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) level less than 40 mg/dL?|
|Is your systolic blood pressure (top number) more than 130 mm Hg?|
|Is your diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) more than 80 mm Hg?|
|Are you obese or overweight?|
|Do you smoke cigarettes?|
|Are you physically inactive? (Insufficient physical activity can be defined as less than 30 minutes of moderate activity 5 times per week, or less than 20 minutes of vigorous activity 3 times per week, or equivalent.)|
|Do you have a history of autoimmune or other inflammatory diseases?|
Print and take these results to your next doctor visit to discuss next steps. Ask if there are other tests you should take for a more complete picture for your risks.
|See what a better heart test can tell you|
|Read about each Cardio IQ test|
|How to request a lab test|
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