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How Much Do You Know About Coronary Artery Disease and Angioplasty?

Coronary artery disease (CAD) plays a major role in the leading cause of death in this country: heart attack. CAD is also known as atherosclerosis. Learn more about this disease and its treatment by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

1. Which is a symptom of coronary artery disease?
2. Which procedure or test is used to diagnose CAD?
3. One possible treatment for CAD is coronary angioplasty. What does it involve?
4. During angioplasty, doctors often place a stent inside the artery. What is a stent?
5. Some people who have coronary angioplasty done, the artery narrows or becomes blocked again within six months if a stent is not used. When is this more likely to happen?
6. Which lifestyle factor has the greatest impact on your health after angioplasty?
Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Online Medical Reviewer: Ziegler, Olivia Walton, MS, PA-C
Last Review Date: 4/30/2013

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