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Quiz: Do You Understand Heart Disease?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Coronery artery disease can lead to a heart attack.

Explanation:
As plaque builds up it narrows your coronary arteries, decreasing blood flow to your heart. This decreased blood flow can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations and sweating. A complete blockage can lead to a heart attack.
2

Congestive heart failure is also known as atrial fibrillation.

Explanation:
Atrial fibrillation is also called arrhythmia. Congestive heart failure is a chronic heart condition that occurs when your heart muscle is ineffective at pumping blood. While the term "heart failure" is often used used, congestive heart failure is the stage in which fluid builds up around the heart, causing it to pump inefficiently.
3

Atrial fibrillation can increase your risk of stroke.

Explanation:
Arrhythmia (also known as atrial fibrillation) can increase your risk of heart failure, stroke, blood clots and other heart conditions.
4

Beta blockers aren't a treatment for heart disease.

Explanation:
Treatment for heart disease depends on your condition, and may include antiplatelet drugs, anticoagulants, beta blockers, nitrates, calcium channel blockers and others.
5

Obesity is a risk factor for heart disease.

Explanation:
In many cases, heart disease can be prevented by controlling risk factors. Risk factors for heart disease include obesity, high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol and diabetes.

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