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Screening for Heart Attack

The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
Screening is not done specifically for a heart attack; instead, your annual physical should provide an assessment of your heart attack risk. Assessment includes:
  • Blood pressure measurements
  • Blood tests to measure cholesterol and glucose levels
  • Body weight checks, such as checking your body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference
  • Questions about your lifestyle habits, such as eating, smoking, exercise, and alcohol use
If you are at high risk for having a heart attack, your doctor may want further evaluation on a more frequent basis.

References

Heart-health screenings. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@hcm/documents/downloadable/ucm%5F428691.pdf. Updated October 15, 2013. Accessed April 16, 2014.

Metabolic syndrome. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated March 29, 2014. Accessed April 16, 2014.

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