What to Expect
The Heart Age Check and Risk Assessment is designed to give you an overall idea of your heart health and also an indication of how lifestyle related factors may affect your heart health. Using this tool you can
- Compare your actual age to your heart’s biological age
- Figure your most harmful cardiovascular risk factors
- Learn what you could do to address this risk
Heart Age is calculated using validated scientific research into the factors that improve heart health.
Major Risk Factors for Heart Attack & Stroke
- Family history: If you have a relative who is suffering from heart disease, you’re likely to suffer from the condition. The risk is higher if any of your immediate relatives have had a heart attack before the age of 55 years.
- Age: Age is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). It accounts for approximately 40% of deaths due to heart failure and stroke in people over 60 years. The lifetime risk factor is high for both men at women at the age of 40 years. But, women should worry about age as risk factor at 55, provided all other risk factors controlled.
- Gender: CVD is a leading cause of death in both men and women but there are significant differences in the incidence and mortality of CVD in both the genders. In the oldest age group, men are more likely to suffer heart disease than women. Women, on an average, suffer from heart disease approximately nine years later than men but the progression is faster in them as compared to men.
- Ethnicity: Genetic differences and environmental factors influencing them to play a major role in creating differences between the lifetime risk factor for heart disease in different ethnic groups.