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Test your knowledge about your heart

1.   The risk of coronary artery disease grows as people age?

  a. True
  b. False

2.   What percentage of people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke?

  a. 15%
  b. 25%
  c. 35%
  d. 65%
  e. 75%

3.   Which of the following can result from uncontrolled high blood pressure?

  a. Diabetic retinopathy (eye disease).
  b. Diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease).
  c. Heart attack.
  d. Stroke.
  e. All of these.

4.   Which of the following do people with diabetes often have high levels of?

  a. LDL cholesterol.
  b. HDL cholesterol.
  c. White blood cells.
  d. Hemoglobulin.
  e. All of these.

5.   Which of the following diagnosis methods for heart conditions involves the injection of dye into blood vessels?

  a. Angiogram.
  b. Ankle brachial index.
  c. CT scan.
  d. Echocardiogram.
  e. Nuclear ventriculography.

6.   A person with diabetes should maintain a LDL cholesterol level below what level?

  a. 85 mg. milligrams per deciliter.
  b. 100 mg. milligrams per deciliter.
  c. 115 mg. milligrams per deciliter.
  d. 130 mg. milligrams per deciliter.
  e. 150 mg. milligrams per deciliter.

7.   The majority of people with diabetes have or will develop high blood pressure?

  a. True.
  b. False.

8.   What level of systolic pressure indicates that a person with diabetes is hypertensive?

  a. 100
  b. 110
  c. 120
  d. 130
  e. 140

9.   How often should a person with diabetes have their blood pressure checked?

  a. 1-2 times per year.
  b. 2-4 times per year.
  c. 4-6 times per year.
  d. Once a month.
  e. Twice a month.


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