Listen to Your Heart Quiz

Many of the factors that increase a woman’s chance of developing heart disease can be prevented. Women need to take the time to care for themselves: exercise and walk more; eat less fried, fatty, and fast foods; and stop smoking. They need to talk to their health care providers to assess and know their numbers—blood pressure, blood sugar, and ratio of good and bad cholesterol.

Take this short quiz to see how much you know about good heart health:

1. Which of the following heart disease risk factors can be changed?

____ Smoking
____ Inactivity
____ High cholesterol
____ High blood pressure
____ All of the above

2. The leading cause of death for women is:

____ Heart disease
____ Breast cancer
____ Cervical cancer
____ Motor vehicle accidents

3. Anyone, regardless of age, can have a heart attack.

____ True
____ False

4. Which of the following is a heart attack warning sign?

____ Shortness of breath
____ Pain in one or both arms
____ Chest discomfort
____ All of the above

5. For women, a high-risk waistline is more than ___ inches.

____ 25
____ 30
____ 35
____ 40

6. High blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure.

____ True
____ False

7. Your exercise routine should include at least 30 to 60 minutes of activity most days of the week.

____ True
____ False

Answers: All of the above, Heart disease, True, All of the above, 35, True, True