Are you at risk for heart disease? Take this short quiz to learn more.

February 22, 2024 Swedish Heart & Vascular Team

[ 3 min read]

In this article: 

  • Take our quiz to learn more about your heart health risk factors. 
  • Share your results with your doctor, who can help you learn more about healthy changes to help control your risk. 
  • Swedish experts want to partner with you to help you (and your heart) live your healthiest possible life. 

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? But there are steps you can take to prevent it; one way is to start understanding your own potential risks. 

“High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and obesity are all common risks for heart disease," says Lee Chang, M.D., a Providence Swedish cardiologist. “Family history is also an independent risk factor for heart disease, especially for individuals with a family history of early onset disease. In general, the development of heart disease in a first degree relative— parent or sibling—before age 55 in men or age 65 in women suggests a significant family history.”

“You can begin making changes today that will lower your risk of heart disease and improve your overall health,” says Dr. Chang.

“Quit smoking, exercise more (at least 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic exercise), maintain a healthy weight, adhere to a Mediterranean diet and manage your stress,” he adds.

Swedish is here for you

Take our Heart Health Quiz today to learn more about your own risk. After you've taken the quiz, share your results with your doctor; they can help you learn more about which factors you can control. 

Learn more and find a practitioner

Call 866-411-5375 to find a heart specialist and make an appointment. You can learn more about the advanced heart treatments and services available at Providence Swedish by visiting  You can also visit the Swedish website to learn more about health and safety classes offered at Swedish, including CPR training.

Whether you require an in-person visit or want to consult a doctor virtually, you have options. Contact Swedish Primary Care to schedule an appointment with a primary care provider. You can also connect virtually with your clinician to review your symptoms, provide instruction and follow up as needed. And with Swedish ExpressCare Virtual you can receive treatment in minutes for common conditions such as colds, flu, urinary tract infections, and more. You can use our provider directory to find a specialist or primary care physician near you. 

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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your health care professional’s instructions.

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The Swedish Heart & Vascular Team is committed to bringing you many years of expertise and experience to help you understand how to prevent, treat and recover from cardiovascular diseases and conditions. From tips to eating better to exercise and everything in between, our clinical experts know how to help you help your heart.

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