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Heart Quiz for Women Only

As a woman, do you know what your risk is for developing heart disease? You might be surprised. Take this quiz to see how much you know about heart disease in women. The quiz is based on information from the American Heart Association.

1. Coronary heart disease develops gradually over many years. It can easily go undetected.
2. Women don't have to worry about cardiovascular disease. It's mainly a man's problem.
3. If a woman has a heart attack, she is more likely to survive than a man.
4. Women are less likely to get heart disease after menopause than before.
5. When men reach middle age, or about 55, their blood cholesterol levels start to rise. But women's cholesterol levels seem to stay about the same.
6. African-American women are more likely than white women to have cardiovascular disease.
7. Which of the following is the single most important thing a woman can do to reduce her risk for heart attack?
8. Women smokers are 3 times more likely to have a heart attack than women who don't smoke.
9. Women can reduce their risks for heart attack and stroke by following which of these lifestyle habits?
10. Women with heart disease have a lower risk for stroke.
Online Medical Reviewer: Cunningham, Louise, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Gandelman, Glenn, MD, MPH
Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2019
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