Heart Attack Quiz

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Heart Attack Quiz

A. Most heart attacks occur suddenly, without any warning. True or False
B. The medical term for heart attack -- myocardial infarction -- means "death of heart muscle." True or False
C. Blood clots cause most heart attacks. True or False
D. Alternative medicine is more effective than traditional methods in treating heart attacks. True or False
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Heart attack sufferers require a lengthy period of convalescence. True or False

 

 

 

 

 

The Answers

A. Most heart attacks occur suddenly, without any warning. False
About two-thirds of victims are warned well in advance by episodes of chest pain, shortness of breath, or fatigue. But the heart attack itself may seem sudden. Symptoms include a prolonged crushing pressure, fullness, squeezing, or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back. Often the pain radiates to the neck or arms. Heart attack also is associated with sweating or chills, shortness of breath, nausea, and cold, clammy skin.

B. The medical term for heart attack -- myocardial infarction -- means "death of heart muscle." True
When one of the arteries that supplies blood flow to the heart (the coronary arteries) becomes blocked, the flow of fresh, oxygenated blood to the heart stops. If it lasts too long, the starved heart tissue dies. This defines a heart attack.

C. Blood clots cause most heart attacks. True
Research has confirmed that the sudden formation of a blood clot in an already narrowed vessel triggers nearly all heart attacks.

D. Alternative medicine is more effective than traditional methods in treating heart attacks. False
A heart attack must be quickly addressed with standard drug and surgical therapy. Alternative medicine, however, may be valuable in prevention and recovery.

E. Heart attack sufferers require a lengthy period of convalescence. False
People recovering from heart attacks are encouraged to get on their feet as soon as possible and start a gentle exercise program. Always follow your doctor's recommendations on types of exercise and how much you can do.

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