Children's Health and Wellness

Heart Quiz for Women Only

As a woman, do you know what your risk is for developing heart disease? You might be surprised. Take this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association, and see how much you know about heart disease in women.

1. Coronary heart disease develops gradually over many years and can easily go undetected.
A. TrueB. False
2. Women don't have to worry about cardiovascular disease. It's primarily a man's problem.
A. TrueB. False
3. If a woman has a heart attack, she is more likely to survive than a man.
A. TrueB. False
4. Women are less likely to get heart disease after menopause than before.
A. TrueB. False
5. When men reach middle age, or about 55, their blood cholesterol levels start to rise, but women's cholesterol levels seem to stabilize.
A. TrueB. False
6. African-American females are more likely than white females to die from coronary heart disease or stroke.
A. TrueB. False
7. Which of the following is the single most important thing a woman can do to reduce her risk of heart attack?
A. Reduce stressB. Start joggingC. Reduce salt in her dietD. Quit smoking
8. Women smokers double their chances of having a heart attack over women who don't smoke.
A. TrueB. False
9. Women can reduce their risks for heart attack and stroke by following which of these lifestyle habits?
A. Quit smokingB. Exercise regularlyC. Eat a healthy, low-fat dietD. All of the above
10. Women with heart disease have a lower risk of stroke.
A. TrueB. False
Print Source: Clinical features and diagnosis of coronary heart disease in women, UptoDate.
Print Source: Created for Wellness Library
Online Source: American Heart Association
Online Source: American Heart Association
Online Source: National Stroke Association
Online Source: American Stroke Association
Online Source: National Women's Health Information Center
Online Source: Stroke Fact Sheet, Office on Women's Health
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