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Using a Home Blood Pressure Monitor
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Healthy Heart I.Q.

Answer "true" or "false" to the following questions to test your knowledge of heart disease and its risk factors. You can check your answers and explanations below.

  1. The risk factors for heart disease that you can do something about are: high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, smoking, obesity and physical inactivity.
    True False
  1. A stroke is often the first symptom of high blood pressure, and a heart attack is often the first symptom of high blood cholesterol.
    True False
  1. A blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90 mm Hg is generally considered to be high..
    True False
  1. High blood pressure affects the same number of blacks as it does whites.
    True False
  1. The best ways to treat and control high blood pressure are to control your weight, exercise, eat less salt (sodium), restrict your intake of alcohol, and take your high blood pressure medicine, if prescribed by your doctor.
    True False
  1. A blood cholesterol of 240 mg/dL is desirable for adults.
    True False
  1. The most effective dietary way to lower the level of your blood cholesterol is to eat foods low in cholesterol.
    True False
  1. Lowering blood cholesterol levels can help people who have already had a heart attack
    True False
  1. Only children from families at high risk of heart disease need to have their blood cholesterol levels checked.
    True False
  1. Smoking is a major risk factor for four of the five leading causes of death, including heart attack, stroke, cancer and lung diseases such as emphysema and bronchitis.
    True False
  1. If you have had a heart attack, quitting smoking can help reduce your chances of having a second attack.
    True False
  1. Someone who has smoked for 30 to 40 years probably will not be able to quit smoking.
    True False
  1. The best way to lose weight is to increase physical activity and eat fewer calories.
    True False
  1. Heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women in the United States.
    True False

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