Altoona Regional provides a free service that will tell people without symptoms if they are at risk for heart disease and help them avoid a potentially fatal attack. It's called HeartAware, and it prescreens people for heart disease using an online risk assessment.
To take the HeartAware risk assessment, click here.
To launch the assessment, click on the "HeartAware" button and follow a series of simple steps. It only takes about seven minutes to complete, and results are kept completely confidential.
The assessment asks questions about such risk factors as weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, family history and smoking habits. Participants immediately receive a report detailing their risk for heart disease, as well as recommendations to reduce those risks.
People who meet the clinical criteria for being at risk for heart disease have the option of receiving a free consultation with a nurse practitioner at Altoona Regional. The consultation includes a brief physical exam, blood pressure monitoring, review of blood test results and recommendations for risk factor reduction.
For more information about HeartAware, call 814.889.2005.