Online test used to determine heart disease risk

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Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington is using an online test to help people determine if they might be suffering from heart disease.

The anonymous, seven-minute test asks questions about things such as weight, blood pressure, and medical history.

It can tell if people are at risk for heart disease. If they are at risk, the program can help them get further assistance.

Seventy-one-year-old Seward Harvey of Richmond took the test last spring after he found he couldn’t do some of his usual activities. Within days he had heart surgery. And now he’s recovered.

Fletcher Allen cardiologist Doctor Ed Terrien says the online test makes it easier for people to determine on their own if they should seek medical help.

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