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Heart Quiz for Women Only

As a woman, do you know what your risk is of 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.

Gender words are used here to talk about anatomy and health risk. Please use this information in a way that works best for you and your provider as you talk about your care.

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 problem for men.
3. If a woman has a heart attack, they are 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 the cholesterol levels of women 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 their risk for heart attack?
8. Women who smoke 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: Clayton, Anne, APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Kang, Steven, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Wojcik, Stacey, MBA, BSN, RN
Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2021
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