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  1. Interactive Tool: How Does Smoking Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack? - What does your score mean?

    Your score will appear in values from 1% to 99%. If your score is nonsmoker: 2% and smoker: 6%, it means that for your age and gender 2 of 100 nonsmokers compared with 6 of 100 smokers will have a heart attack in the next 10 years. In this example, smokers are 3 times more likely than nonsmokers to have a heart attack in the next 10 years. ...

  2. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Target Heart Rate? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here to find your target heart rate.This tool will help you determine your target heart rate. Your target heart rate is what you should aim for when exercising to get the most aerobic benefit. To find your target heart rate, the calculator first determines your maximum heart rate by subtracting your age from 220. For example, if you are 40 years old, your maximum heart rate is 180. Then, it

  3. Interactive Tool: Are You at Risk for a Heart Attack? - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Heart disease risk calculator ...

  4. Interactive Tool: How Does Smoking Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here to find out how much smoking increases your heart attack risk.This interactive tool measures how smoking-independent of other risk factors-affects your chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years. The tool uses the values you enter to calculate your risk. The information is based on the Framingham Heart Study. During the past 50 years, the Framingham Heart Study has studied ...

  5. Interactive Tool: How Does Smoking Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack? - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Smoking and risk of heart attack ...

  6. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Target Heart Rate? - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Target heart rate ...

  7. Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Test

    A brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) test measures the amount of the BNP hormone in your blood. BNP is made by your heart and tells how well your heart is working.

  8. Congenital Heart Defects - Other Treatment

    Heart catheterization may be used to correct certain congenital heart defects. Children generally recover more quickly from a heart catheterization procedure than from a surgery.

  9. Congenital Heart Defects - Symptoms

    Congenital heart defects cause a wide range of symptoms.

  10. Congenital Heart Defects - Exams and Tests

    Testing for congenital heart defects can be done while a woman is pregnant or after a baby's birth. A fetal echocardiogram, which can be done as early as 16 weeks of pregnancy, is the best test before a baby's birth. The test uses sound waves to take pict

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