Coronary Artery Disease Facts

  • Coronary artery disease is …

     

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

     

    B. The same thing as coronary heart disease

     

    C. Sometimes called hardening of the heart’s arteries

     

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

     

    E. All of the above

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  • What causes plaque to build up in the arteries?

     

    A. Smoking

     

    B. High blood pressure

     

    C. High cholesterol

     

    D. High blood sugar

     

    E. All of the above

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  • You can have CAD and not have any symptoms.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • What are the noticeable symptoms of CAD?

     

    A. Chest pain or pressure, called angina

     

    B. Shortness of breath

     

    C.   Fatigue

     

    D. Weakness

     

    E. All of the above

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  • Angina is another name for a heart attack.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Which heart problems can be caused by CAD?

     

    A. Heart failure

     

    B. Arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm)

     

    C. Heart attack

     

    D. All of the above

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

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • How may CAD be treated?

     

    A. Healthy lifestyle changes

     

    B. Medicines

     

    C. Angioplasty, a procedure to open blocked arteries

     

    D. Heart bypass surgery

     

    E. All of the above

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  • Which lifestyle change WON'T help treat CAD?

     

    A. Quitting smoking

     

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

     

    C. Getting regular exercise

     

    D. Managing stress

     

    E. Maintaining a healthy weight

     

    F. Following a gluten-free diet

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  • Plaque buildup can begin in childhood.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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