Know Your Risk & Take Steps Toward a Healthier Heart!

Heart Risk AssessmentNearly half of Americans face serious heart risks and many don’t realize it. Knowing your risk for developing heart disease and taking steps to improve your heart health can help keep you and your loved ones enjoying life.

Win an Escape to National Harbor!

Take our fast and FREE Heart Risk Assessment during Heart Month this February for a chance to win:

Grand Prize

Enter to win a chance at one (1) Grand Prize that consists of an “Escape to  National Harbor.” The grand prize package includes:

  • Two nights at the AC Hotel
  • $100 gift card to Rosa Mexicana
  • $100 gift card to Redstone
  • $200 gift card to Tanger Outlets
  • Two tickets to ride the Capital Wheel at the National Harbor

Weekly Prizes

Enter to win $25 Gift Cards to Nando’s and other local restaurants/businesses. The earlier in the month you enter, the more chances you have to win!

Contest Terms & Rules

Prize Drawing Rules

To be entered into the drawing for a chance to win the prizes, participants:

  • Must complete the FREE Heart Risk Assessment on this webpage between 12:01 a.m. on February 1 and midnight on February 28, 2017.
  • Must live in the immediate Maryland/Washington, DC/Virginia Metropolitan area.
  • Are limited to one entry in the drawing.
  • Must not be an employee or family member of an employee of the following organizations: Adventist HealthCare or its affiliates, WTOP, Nando’s Peri Peri, or other businesses participating in the heart month campaign.

Odds of Winning

The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Winner selection and notification: Winners of the prizes will be selected in a random drawing under the supervision of Adventist HealthCare. Winners will be notified via email to the email address they entered with within five (5) days following the winner selection. Adventist HealthCare shall have no liability for a winner's failure to receive notices due to winners' spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners' provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.

The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this drawing is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT ADVENTIST HEALTHCARE’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER'S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

Limitation of Liability

By entering you agree to release and hold harmless Adventist HealthCare and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant's participation in the drawings and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Love Your Heart 2017 Sponsors

Escape to National Harbor!

Take our fast and FREE Heart Risk Assessment during Heart Month this February to:

  • Compare your actual age to your heart's age
  • Calculate your risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Prioritize your most harmful risk factors
  • Learn your overall heart health
  • Learn your chance of future heart problems
  • Enter to win an Escape to National Harbor!

Enter to Win!

Nandos

Eat Heart Healthy at Nando's This February!

Nando's RestaurantAdventist HealthCare is pleased to partner with Nando's to present a "heart healthy" menu and promote heart health during February.

Nando's - Rio Washingtonian

224 Boardwalk Place
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Nando's - Downtown Silver Spring

924 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Heart Health Facts - Did You Know?

Heart Risk AssessmentIn the United States, someone has a heart attack EVERY 42 SECONDS.

Learn More About Heart Attacks

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Without blood and the oxygen it carries, part of the heart starts to die. A heart attack doesn't have to be deadly. Quick treatment can restore blood flow to the heart and save your life.

Heart Attack Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms of a heart attack include:

  • Chest pain or pressure, or a strange feeling in the chest.
  • Sweating.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Pain, pressure, or a strange feeling in the back, neck, jaw, or upper belly, or in one or both shoulders or arms.
  • Lightheadedness or sudden weakness.
  • A fast or irregular heartbeat.

For men and women, the most common symptom is chest pain or pressure. But women are somewhat more likely than men to have other symptoms like shortness of breath, nausea, and back or jaw pain.

Heart Risk AssessmentHeart disease is the LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in the United States.

Learn More About Heart Disease

The term "heart disease" refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease in the United States is Coronary Artery Disease, which affects the blood flow to the heart. Decreased blood flow can cause a heart attack.

Causes of Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is caused by plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries that supply blood to the heart (called coronary arteries) and other parts of the body. Plaque is made up of deposits of cholesterol and other substances in the artery. Plaque buildup causes the inside of the arteries to narrow over time, which could partially or totally block the blood flow. This process is called atherosclerosis.

Too much plaque buildup and narrowed artery walls can make it harder for blood to flow through your body. When your heart muscle doesn’t get enough blood, you may have chest pain or discomfort, called angina. Angina is the most common symptom of CAD.

Over time, CAD can weaken the heart muscle. This may lead to heart failure, a serious condition where the heart can’t pump blood the way that it should. An irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, also can develop.

Diagnosing Coronary Artery Disease

To find out your risk for CAD, your health care team may measure your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar levels. Being overweight, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating, and smoking tobacco are risk factors for CAD. A family history of heart disease also increases your risk for CAD. If you’re at high risk for heart disease or already have symptoms, your doctor can use several tests to diagnose CAD.

Heart Risk AssessmentABOUT 5.7 MILLION ADULTS in the United States have heart failure.

Learn More About Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It means that your heart is not able to pump blood the way it should. It can affect one or both sides of the heart.

The weakening of the heart's pumping ability causes:

  • Blood and fluid to back up into the lungs
  • The buildup of fluid in the feet, ankles and legs - called edema
  • Tiredness and shortness of breath
Causes of Congestive Heart Failure

Common causes of heart failure are coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. It is more common in people who are 65 years old or older, African Americans, people who are overweight, and people who have had a heart attack. Men have a higher rate of heart failure than women.

Diagnosing Congestive Heart Failure

Your doctor will diagnose heart failure by doing a physical exam and heart tests. Treatment includes treating the underlying cause of your heart failure, medicines, and heart transplantation if other treatments fail.