Coronary Artery Disease Facts

  • Coronary artery disease is …

    A buildup of plaque in the arteries that carry blood to the heart

    The same thing as coronary heart disease

    Sometimes called hardening of the heart’s arteries

    The leading cause of death in the U.S. for men and women

    All of the above

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  • What causes plaque to build up in the arteries?

    Smoking

    High blood pressure

    High cholesterol

    High blood sugar

    All of the above

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  • You can have CAD and not have any symptoms.

    True

    False

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  • What are the noticeable symptoms of CAD?

    Chest pain or pressure, called angina

    Shortness of breath

    Fatigue

    Weakness

    All of the above

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  • Angina is another name for a heart attack.

    True

    False

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  • Which heart problems can be caused by CAD?

    Heart failure

    Arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm)

    Heart attack

    All of the above

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  • If you have heart disease, you are at higher risk for depression.

    True

    False

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  • How may CAD be treated?

    Healthy lifestyle changes

    Medicines

    Angioplasty, a procedure to open blocked arteries

    Heart bypass surgery

    All of the above

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  • Which lifestyle change WON'T help treat CAD?

    Quitting smoking

    Eating a healthy, low-fat, low-sodium, high-fiber diet

    Getting regular exercise

    Managing stress

    Maintaining a healthy weight

    Following a gluten-free diet

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  • Plaque buildup can begin in childhood.

    True

    False

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