TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT YOUR HEART HEALTH Even if your lifestyle’s relatively healthy, it’s a good idea to ask the doctor about your heart health to proactively manage your risk for a heart event. 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. What is my risk for a heart attack or stroke? What are the warning signs or symptoms I should watch out for? What can I do to lower my risk of heart disease and stroke? What is my blood pressure? Is it at a healthy level? What is my blood cholesterol? Is it at a healthy level? What is my blood sugar? Is it at a healthy level? Should I lose or gain weight for my overall health? Am I getting enough exercise? What is a heart healthy eating plan for me? Is ASPIRIN® therapy right for me? Are there any supplements I should take for my heart health? 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? The Heart and Stroke Foundation™ says that almost 80% of premature heart conditions could be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices."