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Take the Heart CheckUp

 

by the Go Red For Women Editors

You may look and feel healthy. But do you know your risk for developing heart disease in the next 10 years?

Like many other women, Eva Gomez spent her time as a caregiver for her family members instead of prioritizing herself. In fact, she ignored her heart murmur and didn’t see her doctor for a checkup for 13 years. As a nurse, the shock and denial she felt was huge. “I thought it couldn’t be true,” she says, “In my mind, I am a nurse. I take care of other people. There’s no way that I will be the one who has to be cared for.”

Many of you reading this will probably be able to relate to Eva’s sentiment, as a mom, wife, sister, daughter, career woman, etc. You’re busy and time is precious, so you end up spending the free time you do have on those you love. The result is that you neglect yourself.

The good news is, heart disease diagnosis or not, it’s never too late to change a few things and start living healthy. The first step? Knowing your risk and getting regular checkups.

Schedule a checkup with your doctor today

While you’re waiting for your appointment date to arrive, take the Go Red Heart CheckUp* to assess your main cardiovascular health risk factors. It only takes a few minutes and along with your results, you’ll receive a Personal Action Plan. Think of it as a customized guide to help you achieve your fitness and nutrition goals, live heart smart, and put an end to the No. 1 killer in women.

START THE HEART CHECKUP!

*This risk calculator is not connected to the 2013 Treatment Guidelines for Professionals. To access that professional Risk Calculator, click here.