Children's Health and Wellness

Take the Heart Health Test

How healthy is your heart? Find out more by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the American Heart Association (AHA).

1. We've made only modest progress in reducing the toll of heart disease in the last 10 years.
A. TrueB. False
2. Heart disease kills more women than all types of cancer combined.
A. TrueB. False
3. No clinical studies have shown that stress plays a role in heart disease.
A. TrueB. False
4. An aspirin can have a great effect on your heart.
A. TrueB. False
5. Sexual activity is dangerous for people with heart disease.
A. TrueB. False
6. Denial can be an important component of heart disease.
A. TrueB. False
7. If you have a risk factor for heart disease, your chances of reducing your risk are minimal.
A. TrueB. False
8. For a healthy heart you must exercise strenuously each day, just like an athlete.
A. TrueB. False
9. If you think you might be having a heart attack, you have 2 hours to decide what to do.
A. TrueB. False
Print Source: 2013 AHA/ACC Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk. Eckel RH. 2013, pp. s1-s45.
Print Source: Earthquakes: Another cause of heart failure? Ute WL. European Heart Journal. 2012.
Print Source: Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics--2014 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Go AS. Circulation. 2014;129(3):e28-e292.
Online Source: American Heart Association. Understand Your Risk of Heart Attackhttp://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/UnderstandYourRiskofHeartAttack/Understand-Your-Risk-of-Heart-Attack_UCM_002040_Article.jsp#.TwMlaZhQZcQ
Online Source: American Heart Association. Sex and Heart Diseasehttp://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/MyHeartandStrokeNews/Sex-and-Heart-Disease_UCM_436414_Article.jsp
Online Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. What is Coronary Heart Disease?http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cad/
Online Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. What are Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors?http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hd/
Online Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. How Does Heart Disease Affect Women?http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hdw/
Author: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Foster, Sara, RN, MPH
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Date Last Reviewed: 4/14/2014