Facts About Heart Health
Listen to Your Heart
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 67 million Americans have high blood pressure. If you haven’t had your blood pressure checked lately, you should consider getting it checked.
Beyond having your blood pressure checked, we offer heart health tests for anyone who is concerned about heart health or who has risk factors for heart disease such as:
- High blood pressure
- High blood cholesterol
- Diabetes and prediabetes
- Being overweight or obese
- Being physically inactive
- Having a family history of early heart disease
- Having a history of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy
- Unhealthy diet
- Age (55 or older)
How can I get tested?
Did you know you can order your own Heart Health test right now, without consulting your healthcare provider?
Simply choose any one of our Heart Health profiles listed below, and our board-certified physician will authorize you to have those tests performed at a HNL Lab Medicine location. You will receive a laboratory requisition in your email that you can bring with you to more than 50 convenient HNL Walk-In Laboratory locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
When your results are ready, we will let you know. Your test results are secure, confidential and available to only you. You can choose if you want to share your results with anyone else, including your doctor. Plus, you can track your results right on the website, so the entire experience fits right into your schedule.
(Educational information provided by the CDC)