February is all heart, with shaped chocolate candy and glittered cards that paint romance red. But focus on the heart should go far beyond a symbol this St. Valentine’s Day. Cardiovascular disease is our biggest health problem in the U.S., and often develops both slowly and silently over time.

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the U.S.,” says Dr. Derek Bennetsen, senior medical director for Teladoc Health. So how much do you really know about this disease? If you could take steps to improve your health and reduce those heart-related risks, would you take them? First, take our quiz. Gaining knowledge is that very first step toward wellness.


Heart health quiz

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Which behavior increases your risk of heart disease?

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More men than women die from cardiovascular disease

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What causes a heart attack?

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What are the most common symptoms of a heart attack?

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Every year, how many people in the U.S. have a heart attack?

Your score is

The average score is 60%


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