As a woman, do you know what your risk is for developing heart disease? You might be surprised.

Take the quiz below, based on information from the American Heart Association,
and see how much you know about heart disease in women.

Question 1:

Coronary heart disease develops gradually over many years and can easily go undetected.

Question 2:

Women don't have to worry about cardiovascular disease. It's primarily a man's problem.

Question 3:

If a woman has a heart attack, she is more likely to survive than a man.

Question 4:

Women are less likely to get heart disease after menopause than before.

Question 5:

When men reach middle age, or about 55, their blood cholesterol levels start to rise,
but women's cholesterol levels seem to stabilize.

Question 6:

African American females are more likely than white females to die from coronary heart disease or stroke.

Question 7:

Which of the following is the single most important thing a woman can do to reduce her risk of heart attack?

Question 8:

Women smokers double their chances of having a heart attack over women who don't smoke.

Question 9:

Women can reduce their risks of heart attack and stroke by following which of these lifestyle habits?

Question 10:

Women with heart disease have a lower risk of stroke.

For the price of a bouquet of flowers you can give something that could save a life. A comprehensive Heart Health Assessment and Screening can be purchased for just $75. The test is conducted at Holy Name Medical Center by skilled nurses and can identify a risk for heart disease. Buy a gift certificate for someone in your life who is special to you!

For just $75 the heart screening will include a:
  • Review of lifestyle and tobacco use
  • Test of cholesterol and glucose levels
  • Screening for prediabetes, prehypertension and
    metabolic syndrome
  • Review of heart disease and medical history
  • Blood pressure, heart rate and body mass index reading
  • Consultation to review results and answer questions

To schedule a Heart Health Assessment, or to purchase a gift certificate for someone special, call 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

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