Each year, 17.9 million people die from cardiovascular disease (CVD), making this group of disorders the leading cause of death globally. Disorders that fall under CVD – which affect your heart and blood vessels – include coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease and more. In the U.S. alone, nearly half of all adults have at least one form of heart disease, underscoring the importance of continued monitoring and measurement.
What Signs Should I Look Out For?
Fortunately, there are ways to support your heart health and prevent heart disease, such as by maintaining a healthy weight, getting good quality sleep, managing stress, exercising, eating a heart healthy diet and getting regular screenings. Key screening tests related to CVD include blood pressure, cholesterol, body weight / body mass index, blood glucose, and discussions surrounding smoking, physical activity and diet.
When Should I Start Checking My Heart Health?
According to the American Heart Association, screenings such as body weight and blood pressure should begin at age 20. However, depending on one’s individual risk level, the frequency of follow up will vary. Most likely, other screenings related to heart health will begin later in life. It’s important to discuss your individual risk factors and screening frequency with your doctor.
However, it’s never too late to get your heart health checked, and when it comes to detecting cardiovascular disease, the sooner the better. By getting regular heart screenings, you will be better positioned to detect conditions or diseases early, reduce your chances of becoming ill, get the right treatment, improve your overall health and more.
At-Home Testing in the Palm of Your Hand
At Cue, our goal is to revolutionize how people access care in order to empower individuals to live healthier lives. Recognizing the importance of regular heart health screenings, we recently released a new at-home heart panel test that will help you understand your risk for CVD. In doing so, our hope is that we can help prevent and increase early detection of CVD and in turn, drive better outcomes.
This information is presented in summary form, general in nature, and for informational purposes only. Content is not intended nor recommended to substitute for professional medical advice. For personal medical advice, always consult your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional. The tests offered are subject to change and subject to availability. Due to state restrictions, this Cue Product is not available for individuals located in the state of New York. Other state restrictions may apply for specific tests. Please refer to our support page for detailed product terms and conditions.