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  • 201-833-3000

  • Physician Referral Service

  • 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

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  • 201-833-3300

  • Foundation (Donations)

  • 201-833-3187

  • Human Resources

  • 201-833-7040

  • Medical Staff Office

  • 201-833-3352

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What Do You Know About Preventing Heart Disease?

You can take steps to reduce your risk for heart disease. Find out more about preventing heart disease by taking this quiz.

Question 1:
Which of these is a cause of heart disease?
A. Stroke

B. Arthritis
C. Thickening of the arteries
D. None of the above
Question 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
Question 3:
Three risk factors for heart disease can't be controlled. Which of these are they?
A. Medication use, immunizations, alcoholism
B. Age, sex, heredity
C. Diet, drug use, smoking

D. None of the above
Question 4:
What is a borderline high level for total cholesterol?
A. 150 mg/dL

B. 175 mg/dL
C. 200 mg/dL
D. 240 mg/dL
Question 5:
What is considered "high blood pressure"?
A. 90/70

B. 100/80
C. 140/90
D. 160/100
E. C and D
Question 6:
Why can smoking lead to heart disease?
A. It causes the arteries to harden and thicken

B. It reduces HDL ("good") cholesterol
B. It raises blood pressure
B. All of the above
Question 7:
How many minutes of daily exercise can help prevent heart disease?
A. 10 to 15 minutes

B. 20 minutes
C. 90 minutes
D. 30 to 60 minutes
Question 8:
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
Question 9:
Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is considered safe for your heart. 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
Question 10:
Which of these is a classic symptom of a heart attack?
A. Crushing pain in the chest accompanied by sweating

B. Pain that spreads from the chest to the shoulders, neck, jaw or arms
C. Indigestion or heartburn, nausea and vomiting
D. Difficulty breathing
E. All of the above