Quiz: What do you know about preventing heart disease?

Heart Health
Aug 10, 2023

Did you know that heart disease and stroke share many of the same risk factors? You can take steps to reduce your risk of heart disease, while also potentially preventing a stroke. Find out more about preventing both by taking this quiz.

1. Which of these is a cause of heart disease?

A. Stroke
B. Arthritis
C. Thickening of the inside of the arteries
D. None of the above

2. What can happen if blood flow in an artery is blocked or greatly restricted?

A. Heart palpitations
B. Stroke
C. Heart attack
D. B and C

3. Three risk factors for heart disease can’t be controlled. Which of these are they?

A. Medicine use, vaccines, alcoholism
B. Age, sex, heredity
C. Diet, drug use, smoking
D. None of the above

4. Which reading is considered stage 1 high blood pressure?

A. 90/70
B. 100/80
C. 130/80
D. 140/90
E. C and D

5. Why can smoking lead to heart disease?

A. It causes the arteries to harden and thicken
B. It reduces HDL (good) cholesterol
C. It raises blood pressure
D. All of the above

6. How much exercise each week is advised to help prevent heart disease?

A. 60 minutes
B. 90 minutes
C. 120 minutes
D. 150 minutes

7. Your risk for heart disease rises if your body mass index (BMI) is more than 24.9. Why?

A. It can increase blood pressure
B. It can increase triglycerides and lower HDL cholesterol levels
C. It can increase the risk for diabetes
D. All of the above

8. Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is considered safe for your heart (one drink per day for women and two for men). What can happen if you drink more?

A. Too much alcohol can raise blood pressure
B. Too much alcohol can raise triglyceride levels
C. Too much alcohol lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol
D. A and B


    1. C. Thickening of the inside of the arteries
    2. D. B and C
    3. B. Age, sex, heredity
    4. E. C and D
    5. D. All of the above
    6. D. 150 minutes on average
    7. D. All of the above
    8. D. A and B
    9. E. All of the above


    Source: Krames Health Library


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