If you want to be heart healthy, you have to be heart smart. Test your knowledge by answering true or false to the following statements. Then check the answers below to see how well you did.
|1. ||If you have a family history of heart disease, you have no control over prevention.|
|2. ||A high level of homocysteine, an amino acid in your blood, makes it more difficult for blood to clot, which helps to prevent atherosclerosis and stroke.|
|3. ||After a heart attack, you can jump right back into normal life once you leave the hospital.|
|4. ||Coronary stents, coronary artery bypass surgery and balloon angioplasty are life-saving procedures, but they don’t prevent arteries from clogging in the future.|
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