How much do you know about Heart Disease? Quiz

By: J.P. Naomi
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About This Quiz

Have tightness in the chest? How about trouble breathing? Think you were a doctor in another life? It's time to test your medical knowledge with this Heart Disease Quiz.

The heart is composed of _______ chambers.

What is the name given to the upper two chambers of the heart?

What is the name given to the lower two chambers of the heart?

What is the largest blood vessel in your body?

What is the smallest blood vessel in your body?

How much blood is contained in an average adult body (with a weight of 150 to 180 pounds)?

In the United States, what is the number one cause of death for both men and women?

According to the CDC, how many deaths are attributed to heart disease per year in the United States?

What is NOT a risk factor for developing heart disease?

Which of the following refers to damage or disease in the heart's major blood vessels?

What is it called when your arteries harden and get narrow?

What is inside an atherosclerotic plaque?

What is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high?

What is improper beating of the heart, whether irregular, too fast, or too slow?

What is a circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs?

What is damage to the brain from interruption of its blood supply?

Cerebral infarction is one way to describe:

How does one describe a blue skin color caused by lack of oxygen?

What is a chronic condition in which the heart doesn't pump blood as well as it should.

Diastolic congestive heart failure occurs when the heart:

Systolic congestive heart failure occurs when the heart:

What is angina?

Heart attack is the more common way to describe:

What is a blood-filled bulge in the wall of a blood vessel that resembles a balloon?

What occurs when the blood supply to the heart stops and part of the heart muscle dies?

What is sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing, and consciousness.

What is an abnormality in the heart that develops before birth?

What medication dilates the arteries to the heart to increase blood flow to the heart?

The specialized muscle cells in the heart are called "cardiac ___________".

What is a small device that is placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms?

What word is sometimes used as a synonym for fats?

What is another word for high levels of fats (or lipids) in your blood?

What is the "good" cholesterol?

What is "bad" cholesterol?

What is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids?

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