Reduce Your Risk: Know Your Numbers

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Posted: Mar 23, 2010 3:27 AM by Matthew Wattigny
Updated: Mar 23, 2010 3:28 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Reduce Your Risk, heart disease, heart check-up, blood pressure, cholesterol, stress echo exam, cardiac calcium scoring

High blood pressure and high cholesterol increase the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.

That's why it's so important for you to know these numbers. Doctors say regular heart check-ups could prevent many deaths caused by heart disease.

A heart check-up will measure your blood pressure, test your cholesterol, put you through a stress echo exam and scan for your cardiac calcium scoring.

News 2's John Pastorek became the patient to take you through the check-up process so you can "Reduce Your Risk".

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