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Understand your heart health risk factors

A key to taking control of your heart health is knowing your risk factors. Once you identify your unique risk factors for heart disease, you can talk to your doctor about lifestyle changes that could have a positive impact on your risk.

Some risk factors are outside of your control. These include your family history and age. Other risk factors can be controlled through lifestyle changes, including hypertension, high cholesterol, and unhealthy weight.

You can learn more about your risk factors for developing heart disease by taking our online heart health risk assessment. It only takes a few minutes and can empower you to take control of your heart health.


Take the quick assessment


Learn more about heart care at Mercy Medical Center

To find a cardiologist, cardiovascular specialist, or primary care physician (PCP), please call (209) 600-0391 or use our Find a Doctor search tool.