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 to see how much you know about heart disease in women. The quiz is based on information from the American Heart Association.

1. Coronary heart disease develops gradually over many years. It can easily go undetected.
A. TrueB. False
2. Women don't have to worry about cardiovascular disease. It's mainly 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 stay about the same.
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 for 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 for stroke.
A. TrueB. False
Print Source: Clinical Features and Diagnosis of Coronary Heart Disease in Women. UpToDate.
Print Source: Coronary Artery Disease in Women. Sharma K. Global Heart. 2013;8(2):105-12.
Print Source: Overview of cardiovascular risk factors in women. UpToDate.
Online Source: Women and cholesterol, American Heart Association
Online Source: National Stroke Association
Online Source: Menopause and heart disease, American Heart Association
Author: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Fetterman, Anne, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Gandelman, Glenn, MD, MPH
Date Last Reviewed: 7/1/2016