Heart Health Basics
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Heart Health Basics

Test your IQ on ways to protect yourself against heart attacks and heart disease with this quiz.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

What is the medical term for a heart attack?

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The correct answer is: A heart attack is known medically as a myocardial infarction.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

To prevent heart disease, which of these should you avoid?

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The correct answer is: You should avoid -- or quit -- smoking in order to prevent heart disease.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Physical activity is highly recommended to keep the body, especially the heart, healthy. How much should you do?

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The correct answer is: The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of physical activity 5 or more days a week.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

What effect on the body does frequent physical activity have?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Regular physical activity can lead to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and a healthy weight.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

True or false: Good nutrition is an effective way to avoid a heart attack.

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The correct answer is: The statement is true. What you eat is a major factor in keeping your heart healthy.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

How much moderate exercise do you need each week to maintain a healthy weight?

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The correct answer is: Every person is different, but averaging 150 minutes of moderate physical activity such as hiking or walking briskly every week should help you maintain a healthy weight.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

What kinds of fat should you reduce in your diet for a healthy heart?

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The correct answer is: You should reduce both trans and saturated fats in your diet.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

You should keep your blood sugar at healthy levels to avoid a heart attack. What is another name for blood sugar?

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The correct answer is: Blood sugar is also called glucose.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

The American Heart Association recommends limiting sodium to how much per day?

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The correct answer is: The American Heart Association suggests consuming less than 1,500 mg of sodium per day for a healthy heart.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

True or false: Obesity increases your risk for heart disease.

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The correct answer is: This is true. According to the American Heart Association, even when there are no adverse effects on the known risk factors, obesity alone can increase a person's risk for heart disease. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index of 30 or higher.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

Drinking too much alcohol can lead to which of these conditions?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Drinking too much alcohol can lead to high blood pressure, obesity from the increased calories and heart failure.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

To keep your cholesterol level in check, how often should you test it?

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The correct answer is: You should test your cholesterol level at least once every five years.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

What symptoms might indicate high blood pressure?

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The correct answer is: None of the above. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is largely a symptomless condition. However, people in a hypertensive crisis (when systolic is greater than 180 or diastolic is higher than 110) may have headaches, anxiety, shortness of breath and nosebleeds.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

Aspirin can sometimes help reduce the risk of heart attack. How can you find out if aspirin is right for you?

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The correct answer is: You should ask your doctor. People at a high risk for heart attack should take a daily low-dose of aspirin if their doctor approves.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

How can sharing your family history with your doctor affect your risk for heart attack?

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The correct answer is: Sharing your family history, particularly a predisposition to heart disease, can help your doctor keep your health in check to avoid heart disease.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

What is the most important blood test for cardiac risk assessment?

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The correct answer is: The fasting lipoprotein profile is the most important blood test for cardiac risk assessment.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

Can you lower the risk of heart attack by keeping your diabetes under control?

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The correct answer is: Yes, you can definitely lower the risk of heart attack by keeping your diabetes under control.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

True or false: Women are not at risk for heart attack until after menopause.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Heart disease kills twice the number of pre-menopausal women than breast cancer.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

What triglycerides level is best to prevent a heart attack?

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The correct answer is: Your triglyceride levels should be low.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

To survive a heart attack, you should act in time. What does this mean?

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The correct answer is: Acting in time means that you should be alert to the symptoms of heart attack and call for help if you experience any.

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Treat your heart right by eating healthy, staying active and managing your stress. Although some heart conditions are heredity, you can reduce your risk by keeping your cholesterol and blood pressure at healthy levels, avoiding to...

bacco products and losing some pounds if you are obese or overweight. A diet high in fiber, veggies and fruits is essential for a healthy heart. Vitamins and supplements, such as fish oil, may help reduce your cholesterol, which if too high can cause blockage in your arteries and lead to a heart attack. If you arteries are blocked, you may need a stent or cardiac angioplasty device to open your blood vessels, which can help prevent a heart attack. Because heart disease is the number one killer of adults in the U.S., taking care of your heart is essential for a long life. If you have a family history of heart disease, it is especially important for you to manage your hearts health.
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