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Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women.

That’s a scary statistic, until you factor in the good news: You can take significant steps to reduce your risk.

All it takes is a few minutes and a few clicks.

The Go Red Heart CheckUp is a free online assessment tool that helps women take charge of their heart health. You simply enter your information into the Go Red Heart CheckUp questionnaire at GoRedForWomen.org. Within seconds, you’ll get an easy-to-read report that evaluates your risk of having a heart attack or other cardiovascular events within the next decade. The report also identifies risk factors that can be changed and provides a personalized action plan that can be printed and used when discussing heart health with your doctor.

Before you start: Here’s what you’ll need to know
The information you get out of the Go Red Heart CheckUp is only as accurate as the information you put in. That’s why it’s important to have current readings on your total cholesterol, LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, HDL (“good”) cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, fasting glucose, height, weight and waist circumference with you as you complete the questionnaire. If you don’t have those numbers from a recent physical exam, take the form below along to your next doctor’s visit and use it to record the information.

Since early 2007, more than 1.5 million women have increased their knowledge of their heart health by taking the Go Red Heart CheckUp.

Go Red For Women is out to change your life. And the world.
Before the American Heart Association introduced Go Red For Women, few people realized just how big a threat heart disease poses to women. Many were stunned to learn that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women. Go Red For Women raises awareness of and helps women make choices to reduce their
risk of heart disease.

Know your numbers
Your first choice to living a heart-healthy life? Visit GoRedForWomen.org.

Next? Know and understand the numbers that matter most.

These numbers can help you and your doctor determine your risks and mark the progress you’re making toward a healthier heart. Use these numbers to complete the Go Red Heart CheckUp at GoRedForWomen.org.
Numbers You Need to Know

My Numbers My Goal
Total Cholesterol < 200 mg/dL
LDL (“Bad”) Cholesterol <160 mg/dL
HDL (“Good”) Cholesterol 50 mg/dL or higher
Triglycerides <150 mg/dL
Blood Pressure <120/80 mm Hg
Fasting Blood Glucose <100 mg/dL
Height (feet/inches)
Weight (pounds)
Waist (inches) <35 inches
Cigarettes Per Day 0
Minutes of Exercise Per Day 30

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