Coronary Artery Disease Facts

  • Coronary artery disease is …

     

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

     

    The same thing as coronary heart disease

     

    Sometimes called hardening of the heart’s arteries

     

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

     

    All of the above

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  • What causes plaque to build up in the arteries?

     

    Smoking

     

    High blood pressure

     

    High cholesterol

     

    High blood sugar

     

    All of the above

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  • You can have CAD and not have any symptoms.

     

    True

     

    False

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  • What are the noticeable symptoms of CAD?

     

    Chest pain or pressure, called angina

     

    Shortness of breath

     

      Fatigue

     

    Weakness

     

    All of the above

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  • Angina is another name for a heart attack.

     

    True

     

    False

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  • Which heart problems can be caused by CAD?

     

    Heart failure

     

    Arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm)

     

    Heart attack

     

    All of the above

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

     

    True

     

    False

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  • How may CAD be treated?

     

    Healthy lifestyle changes

     

    Medicines

     

    Angioplasty, a procedure to open blocked arteries

     

    Heart bypass surgery

     

    All of the above

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  • Which lifestyle change WON'T help treat CAD?

     

    Quitting smoking

     

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

     

    Getting regular exercise

     

    Managing stress

     

    Maintaining a healthy weight

     

    Following a gluten-free diet

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  • Plaque buildup can begin in childhood.

     

    True

     

    False

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