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CPR and Defibrillator Quiz
How Much Do You Know About CPR and Defibrillators? Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in adults in the U.S. Knowing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) may help you save the life of someone who goes into cardiac arrest. Learn more about CPR by taking this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association (AHA). 1. When was CPR first developed? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Although the technique of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation w...
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Coronary Artery Disease Assessment
Coronary Artery Disease Risk Assessment Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when the coronary arteries, or the arteries that bring blood to the heart muscle, become hardened and narrowed. The arteries harden and narrow because of a buildup of plaque on their inner walls. This is called atherosclerosis. Significant narrowing of the coronary arteries can reduce blood flow to the heart. This limits the amount of oxygen the heart receives and can lead to angina, heart failure, irregular heart rhythm, and h...