Risk Factor Assessment

It is crucial to identify and manage certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease - 


Blood pressure is measured using a device called a sphygmomanometer. Elevated readings may indicate hypertension - a leading contributor to heart disease. 

High Cholesterol

A blood test measures lipid levels, including LDL cholesterol. Elevated levels of LDL cholesterol increase the risk of atherosclerosis.


Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated based on weight and height. A higher BMI may suggest obesity-related risks. Excess body weight can strain the heart and lead to other risk factors.


Fasting blood glucose levels or Hemoglobin A1c tests are conducted to diagnose diabetes or prediabetes. Elevated blood sugar levels are associated with cardiovascular complications.

Family History

Patients are asked about their family's history of heart disease or any other complications during medical evaluations as genetics play an integral role in heart disease risk. 


Patients are asked about tobacco use during medical assessments. Nicotine tests may also be conducted. This is done as tobacco significantly increases the likelihood of heart problems due to the release of harmful chemicals. 

Physical Inactivity

Physicians inquire about a patient's activity level and exercise habits during medical visits as a sedentary lifestyle is linked to heart disease risk.


Chronic stress assessment may involve questionnaires, interviews, or stress tests. This is done as stress impacts the immune system, weakening it and making the body more susceptible to heart diseases. 

Poor Diet

Dietary habits are evaluated through patient interviews or food diaries. An unbalanced diet can raise cardiovascular risks.

Lifestyle Modification 

Your doctor may suggest some fundamental lifestyle alterations to lower the risk of heart disease. These include -


Engaging in aerobic exercises like brisk walking, jogging, or swimming improves cardiovascular fitness, strengthens the heart, lowers blood pressure, and reduces the risk of heart disease. It also helps maintain a healthy weight and supports overall well-being. 

Heart-healthy diet 

A balanced diet that emphasises fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats lowers cholesterol, blood pressure, and inflammation, reducing heart disease risk. Prioritising nutrient-rich foods fosters cardiovascular well-being and overall health.

Smoking cessation and alcohol moderation 

Smoking includes chemicals that harm the heart. However, quitting smoking can reverse these ill effects. Alcohol should also be consumed in moderation, as an excess can have grave impacts on the body. 

Stress Management 

Stress-reduction techniques like mindfulness and meditation are taught to mitigate chronic stress, a contributor to heart disease. These practices promote emotional well-being, improving one’s immunity. 

Future of Risk Factor Assessment and Lifestyle Counselling 

As healthcare evolves, so does the approach to risk factor assessment and lifestyle counselling. Advanced technology is enabling the delivery of increasingly personalised care, along with improved diagnostic procedures for early diagnosis and intervention. 

Why Choose Atrius for Assessment and Counselling 

Atrius combines expertise, innovation, and patient-centred care. Our commitment to staying ahead in the field ensures that individuals receive the most advanced and tailored solutions for their cardiovascular well-being. Choose Atrius for comprehensive, personalised, and forward-looking healthcare.

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Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital, Press Enclave Marg, Saket District Centre, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110017

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