Heart Attack Symptoms in Teenagers


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Who can experience a heart attack?

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1. Which following sign or symptom in a teenage heart attack victim is the only one seen on ECG?

2. In teenagers, the most likely cause of a heart attack is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although heart attacks are uncommon among teenagers, they are not completely unheard of. The quiz/worksheet combo contains questions about heart attack symptoms, the tests that doctors use to assess heart attack risks in teens, and the effects of oxygen deprivation on the heart.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz you will:

  • Point out who can experience a heart attack
  • Describe the most common cause of a heart attack in a teenager
  • Name a test that doctors can use to detect changes in the heart

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read information about heart attack signs seen on an ECG and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - utilize your understanding to point out who can be affected by a heart attack
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about how oxygen deprivation impacts the heart

Additional Learning

Increase your knowledge of this topic by viewing the lesson titled Heart Attack Symptoms in Teenagers. The objectives for this lesson include:

  • Define terms such as sedentary and obese
  • Point out the purpose of an electrocardiogram
  • Give the medical term for a heart attack
  • Name some general heart attack symptoms