Check Your Healthy Heart IQ


Test how much you know about having a healthy heart. See how you did by checking the answers below.

1. The risks of heart disease that you can control are: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, being overweight, and not getting enough exercise. True or False

2. A stroke is often the first symptom of high blood pressure. A heart attack is often the first symptom of high cholesterol. True or False

3. A blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90 is high. True or False

4. High blood pressure affects the same number of blacks as it does whites. True or False

5. You can control high blood pressure by quitting smoking, watching your weight, getting exercise, restricting alcohol usage, and taking prescribed medication. True or False

6. A blood cholesterol of 240mg/dL is desirable for adults. True or False

7. The most effective dietary way to lower the level of your blood cholesterol is to eat food low in cholesterol. True or False


8. Lowering blood cholesterol levels can help people who have already had a heart attack. True or False

9. Children from families at high risk of heart disease need to have their cholesterol levels checked. True or False


10. Smoking is a major risk factor for four of the five leading causes of death. These include heart attack, stroke, cancer, and lung diseases such as emphysema and bronchitis. True or False

11. If you have had a heart attack, you can reduce your chances of having a second attack by quitting smoking. True or False

12. Someone who has smoked for 30 to 40 years probably will not be able to quit. True or False

13. The best way to lose weight is to increase physical activity and eat fewer calories.True or False

14. Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in the United States. True or False