A computer and about seven minutes of your time could save your life. UNC REX Healthcare offers Heart Aware, a free, confidential online heart risk assessment program in which participates confidentially answer a series of questions about their health, family background and lifestyle habits. The Heart Aware assessment immediately provides a personalized report about the respondent's risk factors for heart disease.
Those determined to be at high risk will be eligible for a free follow-up screening. If the testing demonstrates a need for a physician to perform additionally diagnostic evaluation, the patient is appropriately referred to a physician.
By focusing on the following modifiable risk factors, the screening offers people a convenient opportunity to "know their numbers" and track their progress as they make healthy changes:
- total cholesterol
- blood pressure
- blood sugar
- smoking habits
Free Online Screening
The free Heart Aware online assessment takes just seven minutes and provides information about your personal risk for heart disease. Answer a few simple questions and Heart Aware will provide you with a report of your risk factors and recommendations for improving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.