Test Your AFib Knowledge

Question 1 — Atrial fibrillation has clear and unmistakable symptoms, and everyone with diagnosis is able to identify each episode.

A. True
B. False

Question 2 — In order for your heart to circulate oxygen-richblood to your body, what does the heart need to be able todo?

A. Generate a contraction that’s strong enough to move blood out of the upper chamber
B. Beat in a coordinated, rhythmic way
C. Keep the number of beats per minute within a normal range
D. All of the above are correct

Question 3 — Which of the following is true about concerns relating to atrial fibrillation?

A. Blood pooling in the left atrium which occurs when the atria quiver instead of contracting can cause clots to form and lead to stroke.
B. Fibrillation of the heart muscle can turn into a heart attack.
C. Atrial Fibrillation is nothing to be concerned about; it’s simply an annoyance.

Question 4 — Which of the following goals might be an important part of treating your atrial fibrillation?

A. Maintaining your heart rate within a relatively normal range
B. Restoring a normal heart rhythm, if possible
C. Preventing blood clots from forming and causing strokes
D. All of the above

Question 5 — Managing your health by quitting smoking, avoiding excess alcohol, and maintaining a healthy body weight can improve your chances of reaching your treatment goals.

A. True
B. False

Question 6 — Which of the following lifestyle changes can improve your overall heart and brain health?

A. Reducing the amount of exercise to no more than 15 minutes each day of moderate or intense activity.
B. Increase the amount of red meat in your diet.
C. Treating and reducing high blood pressure.

Question 7 — Which of the following are warning signs for stroke?

A. Sudden severe headache\
B. Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
C. Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
D. All of the above

 

Answers: 1=b, 2=d, 3=a, 4=d, 5=a, 6=c, 7=d

 

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