The heart is a pump, and like other pumps, it can become clogged, break down and need repair. And it does break down for many people -- heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. How much do you know about the dangers that threaten this organ, and what can you do to keep it healthy?
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What is infarction?
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If the coronary artery is blocked, it causes angina. What happens if an artery near the brain is blocked?
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What is the upper number of your blood pressure reading called?
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What is considered a normal blood pressure?
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What kind of medication is used to treat hypertension works by excreting extra water and salt to lower blood pressure?
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If you're trying to keep your weight in check, what BMI (Body Mass Index) should you be aiming for?
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What's the relationship between coronary artery disease (CAD) and cholesterol?
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How do beta blockers work?
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In 2006, a study reported that mice that were bred to develop atherosclerosis experienced a decrease in artery plaque buildup when they were fed vegetables. By what percentage did the artery plaque buildup decrease?
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A study that tracked 1,300 senior citizens living in Massachusetts found that they were 60 percent less likely to have heart problems if they ate 1 cup a day of which vegetables?
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How many times does the average heart expand and contract daily?
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What is the name of the test used to detect heart disease?
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What diseases are adults with extra weight likely to have that can lead to heart disease?
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How many gallons of blood does the heart pump throughout the body?
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How much more are smokers likely to die from heart disease than non-smokers?
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What is the C-reactive protein (CRP)?
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What two types of cholesterol affect your heart?
Question 18 of 20
Which activity below can benefit your heart as well as harm?
Question 19 of 20
What is the name of the “bad gene” doctors say will likely develop into heart trouble?
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