Assess your risk for cardiac disease

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 30 at 3:35 PM

No matter how many times we hear it, the disturbing fact is that heart disease is still the #1 cause of death for men and women in the U.S.  And shockingly, two-thirds of women who die suddenly from heart disease have no recognizable symptoms.  Cardiologist Dr. Feng Wang from Providence Medical Group explains how a simple online risk calculator can help determine if you are at risk for heart disease, and if so, how you might benefit from cardiac calcium scoring.  For more information about these tools and options, click here.

To schedule an appointment with a Providence Medical Group cardiologist, call 425-316-5490 or visit www.providenceclinics.org/nw-wa.

To calculate your 10-year risk for coronary heart disease, you can use these free online risk calculators:

http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/atpIII/calculator.asp?usertype=prof

http://www.mesa-nhlbi.org/Calcium/input.aspx

 

 

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