Pop Quiz: Heart Attack Versus Congestive Heart Failure

Pop Quiz: Heart Attack Versus Congestive Heart Failure

Test Your Knowledge and Know the Difference between CHF and a Heart Attack


Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing approximately one out of every four deaths. Since prevention is key, it’s important to know as much as possible about heart disease. There are many different illnesses and conditions that make up heart disease, and though they are sometimes spoken of as being one and the same, each malady has its own definition and symptoms. For instance, do you know the difference between a heart attack and congestive heart failure? Take our quiz below to

test your knowledge and learn about these two conditions— and how to avoid them!

True or False? Congestive heart failure can lead to a heart attack.

False. A heart attack can lead to congestive heart failure.




True or False? Congestive heart failure means your heart has stopped working.

False. Congestive heart failure means that the heart isn’t able to pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body.






True or False? Heart Failure can be treated with lifestyle changes, medication, devices like a pacemaker, or a heart transplant.

True. Congestive heart failure can be managed with a variety of treatments, but prevention means a longer, better quality of life.

Resources: Information provided by the American Heart Association, the Mayo Clinic, and WebMD.

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