Heart Health Month Trivia

Test your knowledge about heart health, stroke detection, and heart disease prevention.

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke.  What are the stroke warning signs?

  1. Face drooping
  2. Arm weakness
  3. Speech difficulty
  4. All of the above

Answer: d

According to the American Stroke Association, strokes are the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S. That’s why it is imperative to know the signs and receive treatment as quickly as possible. Click here to learn more about how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T.

Which of these is NOT a common heart attack warning sign:

  1. Chest pain or discomfort
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Lightheadedness, nausea, or vomiting
  4. Jaw, neck, or back pain
  5. Discomfort or pain in arm or shoulder
  6. Shortness of breath

Answer: b

While it is important to learn to recognize stroke symptoms in others, it is just as important to recognize them in yourself and receive treatment as early as possible. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms call 911 or contact emergency services near you.

What is considered a normal blood pressure reading?

  1. Upper number: less than 120 and Lower number: less than 80
  2. Upper number: 120-129 and Lower number: less than 80
  3. Upper number: 130-139 or Lower number: 80-89
  4. Upper number: more than 139 or Lower number: more than 89
  5. Upper number: more than 180 and/or Lower number: more than 120

Answer: a

Your blood pressure is recorded as two numbers. The first number is called systolic blood pressure, which indicates how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls when the heart beats. The second number is called diastolic blood pressure, which indicates how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls between heart beats. Elevation of one or both numbers could lead to health complications. Click here to learn more.

According to the American Heart Association, how many times a week should we eat fish?

  1. Once a week
  2. Twice a week
  3. Five times a week
  4. Every day

Answer: b

The American Heart Association recommends eating two 3 oz. servings of fatty fish per week. Examples of fatty fish are albacore tuna, herring, lake trout, mackerel, sardines, and salmon. These fish are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.