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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Calculator

Use the risk assessment tool below to predict your chance of developing cardiovascular disease in the next 10 years. You should only use this tool if you are an adult aged 30 and older and you do not already have cardiovascular disease.

What You'll Get At The End Of The Assessment

  • A risk score that predicts your chance of developing cardiovascular disease in the next 10 years
  • The option to print or download you results

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February Is Heart Month

When your heart works well, you feel the energy and endurance that help you enjoy life. So keep your Cardiovascular System healthy by partnering with Owensboro Health.

At Owensboro Health we have a strong commitment to providing specialized, expert care and the most advanced treatments to assist people with heart disease in living longer, healthier lives.

Staffed by board-certified providers and a dedicated team of healthcare professionals, Owensboro Health welcomes adult patients from across western Kentucky and southern Indiana.

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Heart-Related Articles From Our Heart Care Experts

Health Benefits Of Quitting Smoking

Some health benefits begin almost immediately. Every week, month and year without tobacco further improve your health.

  • Within 20 minutes of quitting: Your blood pressure and pulse rate drop to normal and the temperature of your hands and feet increases to normal.
  • Within 8 hours of quitting: Your blood carbon monoxide levels drop, and your blood oxygen levels increase to normal levels.
  • Within 24 hours of quitting: Your risk of a sudden heart attack goes down.
  • Within 48 hours of quitting: Your nerve endings begin to regrow. Your senses of smell and taste begin to return to normal.
  • Within 2 weeks to 3 months of quitting: Your circulation improves. Walking becomes easier. Your lungs work better. Wounds heal more quickly.
  • Within 1 month to 9 month of quitting: You have more energy. Smoking-related symptoms, such as coughing, nasal congestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath improve. You will have fewer illnesses, colds, and asthma attacks. You will gradually no longer be short of breath with everyday activities.
  • Within 1 year of quitting: Your risk of coronary heart disease is half that of someone still using tobacco.
  • Within 5 years of quitting: Your risk of mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder cancers are reduced by half.
  • Within 10 years of quitting: Your risk of dying from lung cancer is about one half that of a person who still smokes.

Learn more about smoking cessation at Owensboro Health.

Additional Heart Disease Resources

The following organizations are good resources for information on heart disease:

Heart Care Information Center

Browse our online Heart Care Information Center to learn more about tests, alternative medications, take health assessments, access our health library and utilize our wellness tools.

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Heart Attack - What To Ask Your Doctor

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Freedom From Smoking Program

This evidence-based tobacco cessation program, trademarked by the American Lung Association is a life-changing 7-week course to STOP TOBACCO USE!

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