Heart Health



Many factors determine your risk for heart attack. Know your risk! Use this calculator to establish percentages associated with your specific situation to discuss with your Doctor.

There are 5 main risk factors:

  • Age and Family History of Heart Attack (this would only include family cases including Women under 55 and Men under 45)
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking

Heart Health Educational Resources:

American Heart Association (AHA)
AHA Heart Resource Page (includes resources and recommendations on “How to Stay Healthy”)

Texas Heart Institute (THI)
THI Heart Anatomy
THI Heart Information Center

American College of Physicians (ACP)
ACP Heart Disease Education Center
ACP Heart Health Education Center
ACP Booklet “Caring For Your Heart” (pdf)

MedlinePlus (MP)
MP Blood, Heart, and Circulation Topics (when there, click on the body image for sortable sections)
MP Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) Resource Page
MP Heart Disease Resource Page

UpToDate.com (UTD)
UTD¬†Free “Beyond the Basics” Articles related to Heart Health

Heart Health and Nutrition Resources

American Heart Association (AHA)

AHA “5 Easy Ways to Find Healthier Options at the Grocery Store
AHA Healthy Eating Resource Center
AHA Resources for Dining Out
AHA “Add Color” Page (adding in a rainbow of vegetables for a healthier plate, with helpful infographics – such as the kinds of fruit you can add by color, building a healthier salad, and more. This link also includes a link to sign up for help in keeping you on track with your changes!)

Heart Health and Physical Activity

Coming Soon!