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What You Know About Heart Attack? Test Your Knowledge

Cases of heart attack are increasing. Do you know what causes a heart attack, and what make you vulnerable to heart disease?

Written by Longjam Dineshwori | Updated : March 15, 2023 8:20 PM IST

Facts About Heart Attack

Heart attacks also known as myocardial infarctions. Did you know this? The answer is likely ‘No’ for many of you. A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart is disrupted, and a part of the heart muscle doesn’t get enough oxygen. Chest pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, light-headedness, pain in arms or shoulders are major symptoms of a heart attack. If you experience these symptoms or notice them in someone else, seek medical help immediately. Early treatment to restore blood flow can reduce the amount of damage to the heart muscle and increase the chances of surviving a heart attack. Let’s test your knowledge about heart attacks. See how many of these questions you can answer.

Q. What Is The Main Cause Of Heart Attack?

The answer is coronary artery disease (CAD). Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart. CAD is a narrowing or blockage of one or more of the coronary arteries, mostly due to plaque buildup, leading to reduced blood supply to the heart. It can lead to a heart attack, arrhythmia or heart failure.  Also Read - Heart Attack Symptoms: 9 Types of Chest Pain That Shouldn't Be Ignored

Q. What Are The Risk Factors For Heart Attack That Cannot Be Controlled?

The risk for heart disease and heart attack increases as you age. People with a family history of heart disease are also higher risk. These are the two risk factors for heart attack that one cannot control.

Q. Do You Know That Certain Lifestyle Habits That Can Increase Your Risk For Heart Attack?

Lifestyle factors that can increase risk for heart disease and heart attack include: lack of physical activity, eating a diet high in saturated fats, trans fat, and cholesterol; too much salt in the diet; excessive alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking or tobacco use.