Are You At Risk For a Heart Attack?

  • What causes a heart attack?

    Too much cholesterol that can clog your arteries

    A blood clot that blocks blood flow to the heart

    A spasm in an artery that supplies blood to the heart (coronary artery)

    All of the above

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  • What are risk factors for heart disease and heart attack that you can control?

    Smoking

    High blood pressure

    High cholesterol

    Not exercising

    Being overweight or obese

    Diabetes

    All of the above

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  • What are the risk factors you can't control?

    Age

    Gender

    Family history

    Race

    All of the above

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  • Stress can add to your risk of heart disease.

    True

    False

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  • Drinking red wine is a good way to lower my risk for heart disease.

    True

    False

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  • You can't miss signs of a heart attack.

    True

    False

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  • What are the warning signs of a heart attack?

    Chest pain or discomfort such as pressure, squeezing, or fullness

    Discomfort or pain in one or both arms, the jaw, neck, back, or stomach

    Shortness of breath

    Cold sweats, nausea, or feeling light-headed

    All of the above

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  • Women have different heart attack symptoms than men.

    True

    False

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  • If you think you are having a heart attack, you should:

    Drive yourself to the nearest hospital

    Wait until the pain goes away, then call your doctor

    Call 9-1-1 right away

    Take an aspirin and see if it helps

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  • You can prevent a heart attack.

    Drive yourself to the nearest hospital

    Wait until the pain goes away, then call your doctor

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