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Learn Your Risk

Learn Your Risk

Even if you’re not experiencing symptoms of a heart or vascular condition, your health could be at risk. Take a few minutes to complete free online assessments that help reveal your odds of developing heart disease or peripheral artery disease—conditions that could threaten a life or limb. Knowing your risk helps you and your UNC REX Healthcare doctor determine ways to protect your well-being.

Online Heart & Vascular Screenings

Complete the Heart Aware and Vascular Aware online screenings, which ask simple questions about your lifestyle, medical history, family background and other health topics. Your responses are confidential.

Following the online assessment, you’ll get recommendations for reducing your risk and be able to sign up for free email newsletters with heart-healthy lifestyle tips.

Follow-Up Care

If the assessment reveals you may be at risk of heart disease or vascular disease, and you choose to share your contact information, you’ll receive details about a free follow-up screening and consultation with a UNC REX Healthcare doctor. The screening consists of:

  • Fasting blood cholesterol and glucose test
  • Blood pressure check
  • Measurement of height, weight, waist circumference and BMI (body mass index)

Get your follow-up screening at one of several convenient locations, including the REX Wellness Center of Cary, the REX Wellness Center of Garner, the REX Wellness Center of Knightdale, the REX Wellness Center of Wakefield, and UNC REX Hospital.

Learn Your Risk

Take an online Heart Aware or Vascular Aware assessment to discover your odds of developing a cardiovascular disease. You’ll find out if you qualify for a free in-person medical screening and consultation.

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