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American Heart Association Offers Heart Attack Risk Assessment Tool on Google Health

Saturday, June 28, 2008 General News J E 4
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DALLAS, June 27 The American Heart Association is making it easier for you to evaluate your 10-year risk of having a heart attack and keep track of medical information to reduce your risk and better manage your health by offering the heart attack risk assessment tool on Google Health.



To use the American Heart Association heart attack risk assessment, go to www.americanheart.org/riskassessment or www.google.com/health. There, you enter your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weight, age and other risk factors. You can then export data into your personal health record (PHR) on Google Health.



While taking the heart attack risk assessment, you can also find out if you have metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that greatly increases the chances of developing cardiovascular disease, including stroke and diabetes.



Those who haven't taken the risk assessment, but have a PHR on Google Health, can also import data about their risk factors directly into the risk assessment tool and evaluate their risk without re-entering the data.



Personal health information entered into the American Heart Association's Heart Attack Risk Assessment tool is collected, maintained and disclosed in accordance with the American Heart Association Privacy Policy, which is available at www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=11404.



Joining forces with Google is one more way for the American Heart Association to reach out and help Americans live longer, healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke.



About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2006-07 the association invested more than $554 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.





SOURCE American Heart Association
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