Take time to find out what factors put you at risk of developing heart disease or stroke and how you can make small changes to reduce your risk.
When your doctor or practice nurse assesses your risk they look at what risk factors are issues for you. Taking all your individual risk factors into consideration allows your doctor or nurse to calculate your absolute cardiovascular risk. A cardiovascular risk assessment (Heart Health Check) is like putting all the pieces of a puzzle together, to see the whole picture of your risk.
The risks of heart disease are a combination of lifestyle factors you can change and ones that you can't like your age, ethnicity, family history and past medical issues. To know more about what the risks are read our Risks and Causes page.
Visit your doctor or practice nurse to have your life, health and history assesed to see which known risk factors apply to you. This is called a Heart Health Check. If you you know what your numbers are for blood cholesterol, blood pressure and your BMI you can use our online tool called Know Your Numbers.