Learn Your Risk
Unlike some diseases, cardiovascular disease and peripheral vascular disease can largely be predicted and prevented.
Over 79 million Americans have heart disease and may not know it. Heart disease includes numerous problems including atherosclerosis (buildup of plaque in the arteries), heart attacks, stroke, heart failure, arrhythmia, and heart valve problems.
Peripheral vascular disease affects nearly 12 million Americans. It’s caused by the narrowing of vessels that carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach or kidneys. If undetected, it could result in heart attack or loss of a limb.
Free Online Risk Screenings
In just seven minutes you can find out if you’re at risk for cardiovascular disease or peripheral vascular disease. The Heart Aware and Vascular Aware Online Risk Screenings consist of a few simple questions. Once completed, you’ll be provided with a report of your risk factors and recommendations for improving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
If the Heart Aware or Vascular Aware screenings determine that you are at risk, you can trust the highly skilled team at UNC REX Healthcare to help you through the next steps of our screening program. You’ll be offered a free, confidential, follow-up screening and consultation as well as recommendations for further follow-up.
If you choose to attend the follow-up screening at the UNC REX Hospital’s Early Detection Center, you can expect to:
- Meet with a clinician
- Have your blood pressure checked
- Have your height, weight and waist measured to determine your Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Have blood drawn for a fasting blood cholesterol and glucose test
Find out your risk - take the Heart Aware Online Risk Screening or the Vascular Aware Online Risk Screening now.