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Am I Having A Heart Attack?
Diseases of Specific Systems
"Being able to recognise the signs and symptoms of a heart attack quickly is essential to saving someone's life. This quiz is here to help you learn what may or may not indicate a heart attack. Thank you to Chippy for suggesting this quiz."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
One classic symptom of a heart attack is chest pain. How do people typically describe the pain they feel when they are having a heart attack?
Burning pain in the centre of the chest
Stabbing pain in the left half of the chest
Stabbing pain in the centre of the chest
Crushing pain in the centre of the chest
Is nausea (a feeling of being sick in the stomach) a symptom commonly associated with a heart attack?
People having a heart attack often change colour. Which of the following would you be concerned about if you saw someone's face turn this colour and you suspected they were having a heart attack?
Yellow or jaundiced
White or pale
Bright pink or red
Grey or ashen
You think that a family member is having a heart attack, and you have called for an ambulance. While you are waiting, the family member says that they need to go to the toilet. Is it safe to allow them to go to the toilet alone?
Is it possible to have a heart attack without any symptoms at all?
If you feel a persistent, continuing discomfort in the centre of your chest, and you feel a little bit sick, after how long should you seek medical advice if you have not had a heart attack before?
You may have heard the paramedics talk about chest pain and radiation. No, they are not talking about radioactive materials, they are talking about a pain that 'travels' through you body starting from your chest. Which of the following paths may indicate radiation from a heart attack?
Central chest radiating down both arms
Central chest radiating down left arm
All of these options are correct
Central chest radiating into the jaw
My sister, who has a diagnosed heart problem, has just eaten a big roast dinner with all the trimmings. She has eaten potatoes roasted in rosemary-flavoured oil, roasted pumpkin, steamed beans and carrots, roast pork (with a double-helping of crackling) with applesauce AND gravy. She saddles up for pumpkin pie with cream for dessert. After the meal, she complains of pain in her chest, and uses the spray the doctor prescribed. Which complaint is she likely to be suffering from?
You are at a family gathering, and you suspect that one of your family members are having a heart attack. They are complaining of a discomfort in the middle of their chest, they feel dizzy or lightheaded, are a little pale, and they are having trouble breathing. What is the best method to get them to the hospital to be assessed by a doctor?
Call for an ambulance
They're old enough to drive. Let them drive themselves.
Hospital? I hate hospitals. I'll just wait right here until it goes away.
Somebody here thinks there's a nurse somewhere. We'll just get them to take a look.
Which of the following is considered to be a lifestyle factor that contributes to the risk of having a heart attack?
Eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables
Taking regular exercise
Being a non-smoker
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Compiled Jun 18 13