Your Risk Of Heart
Attack And Stroke
Your Heart Disease Risk Tool
Click the Heart Disease Calculator from The Siteman Cancer Center to help determine if you have any risks.
Other Risks May Include:
- High blood pressure.
- High cholesterol.
- Diabetes and pre-diabetes.
- Smoking, including being exposed to secondhand smoke.
- Being overweight or obese: calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) to see if you should lose a few pounds.
- Not exercising.
- Having a family history of early heart disease.
- Having a history of preeclampsia, a condition in pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure.
- Not eating a healthy diet.
- Age. Typically women 55 or older, younger for men. Unfortunately there are exceptions.
- Having a heart disease such as coronary heart disease and atrial fibrillation or having a brain condition, such as an aneurysm.
- Younger ages. More younger men than women have strokes, however, women are more likely to die from strokes.
- Women who take birth control pills are at slightly higher risk of stroke.
- Your Race. Strokes occur more often in Black, Alaska Native, and American Indian adults than in White, Hispanic, or Asian American adults.
- Personal or family history of stroke or TIA, thought of as a mini- or pre-stroke.
- Substance use, including cocaine and amphetamines.
- Stress and depression.
Source: National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute