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Is It Really True That Chocolate May Be Good for You?
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Blood Pressure Quiz
Take the Blood Pressure Quiz Do you know your risk factors for high blood pressure? You can’t do anything about some risk factors. But other risk factors can be changed. Learn about the risk factors for high blood pressure by taking this quiz. 1. At what age should you have your first screening for high blood pressure? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that a healthy adult get a first blood pressure check at age 18. If ...
Heart Disease Prevention Quiz
What Do You Know About Preventing Heart Disease? You can take steps to reduce your risk for heart disease. Find out more about preventing heart disease by taking this quiz. 1. Which of these is a cause of heart disease? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is This condition is called atherosclerosis. Fat and cholesterol build up in the arteries and create places of inflammation. This buildup is called plaque. The plaque makes the inside of the arteries narrower and stiffer, a...
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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...