Here’s How to Have a Productive Dialogue at Your Next Appointment

We recommend starting with these questions for your doctor. Bookmark or print this page so you have it handy for your next visit.

  • Am I at risk for a heart attack?
  • What are the warning signs or symptoms I should watch out for?
  • What can I do to lower my risk?
  • What is my blood pressure? Is it within a normal range?
  • What is my blood cholesterol? Is it within a normal range?
  • What is my blood sugar? Is it within a normal range?
  • Should I lose or gain weight?
  • Am I getting enough exercise?
  • What is a heart-healthy eating plan for me?
  • What screening or diagnostic tests for heart disease do I need?
  • For smokers: What can I do to help me quit smoking?
  • For women: What are the effects of menopause on my health?
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The Heart and Stroke FoundationTM says that almost 80% of premature heart conditions could be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices.