ID1225 Chapt 12

ID1225 Chapt 12 - Chapter 12 Cardiovascular Disease,...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 12 Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer: Reducing your Risk Quiz Answers 1. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are diseases of the heart and blood vessels. True! 2.High blood pressure is a controllable risk factor for heart disease. True! High blood pressure is a warning sign that your cardiovascular system is not working properly. A high systolic and diastolic reading means that your heart is working harder at work and at rest then the heart of someone with a blood pressure within a normal range. 3. There are often no symptoms for high blood pressure. True! High blood pressure is often referred to as the "silent killer" because you can have high blood pressure and not know it. Some people do have ringing in their ears, dizziness, or headaches, but not everyone. It is a good idea to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis, particularly if you have a hereditary predisposition for high blood pressure. 4. Which of the following claims more lives each year than any other? A. Cardiovascular disease Leading killer of U.S. adults, accounting for 37% of all deaths, more than the next four leading causes of death combined (cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, accidents, and diabetes) 5. The most serious risk factors that may lead to a heart attack are C. high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cigarette smoking....
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ID1225 Chapt 12 - Chapter 12 Cardiovascular Disease,...

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