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  1. Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

    WebMD discusses the link between diabetes and high blood pressure.

  2. Cholesterol Testing and the Lipid Panel

    WebMD explains the tests used to diagnose high cholesterol, including a total cholesterol test, lipoprotein analysis, lipid panel, and LDL test.

  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: Are You at Risk for a Heart Attack? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here to find your risk of heart attack.This interactive tool measures your chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years. The tool uses the values you enter to calculate your score. The calculation is based on information from the Framingham Heart Study. During the past 50 years, the Framingham Heart Study has studied the progression of heart disease and its risk factors. The values .

  5. 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. ...

  6. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Target Heart Rate? - How does this tool measure your target heart rate?

    Your results will be categorized by activity levels. To find your target heart rate range, choose the category that best represents your level of activity. The categories are:Inactive. (You rarely or only occasionally exercise.) Moderately active. (You exercise 3 or more times per week.) Very active. (You exercise vigorously and regularly.) ...

  7. Interactive Tool: How Does Smoking Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack? - What's next?

    If you are concerned about your score, talk to your doctor about lowering your risk for a heart attack. Quitting smoking may be the most important step you can take to reduce your risk of heart disease. According to the World Health Organization, the risk of coronary artery disease decreases by 50% in the first year after quitting. To learn more, see the topic Quitting Tobacco Use. Adapted from ..

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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

  10. Interactive Tool: Are You at Risk for a Heart Attack? - What's next?

    If you are concerned about your score, talk to your doctor about lowering your risk for a heart attack. You can make lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking or changing your diet, that can substantially reduce your chances of heart attack. For more information, see the topic Coronary Artery Disease. Adapted from the U.S. National Cholesterol Education Program's "Risk Assessment Tool." ...

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