What Is a Heart Attack? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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What is a heart attack?

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1. The substance that builds up in the arteries is called

2. Symptoms of a heart attack can include

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of characteristics of heart attacks. Some of the information you'll be quizzed on includes symptoms of heart attacks as well as possible treatments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Heart attack explained
  • Name for the substance that builds up in arteries
  • Heart attack symptoms
  • Treatments for heart attacks
  • Most common cause of heart attacks

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of heart attacks
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding coronary heart disease and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding arterial blockage
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about symptoms that indicate you may be having a heart attack

Additional Learning

To learn more about coronary heart disease, review the accompanying lesson called What is a Heart Attack? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe a heart attack
  • Explain the substance that can build up in the arteries and relate its role in coronary artery disease
  • Identify at least three symptoms you may be having a heart attack
  • Know three treatments for heart attacks
  • Understand what to do if you are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack