Types of Heart Conditions and Diseases


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How does Nitroglycerin help relieve angina?

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1. What condition could result if the blood supply to the heart is stopped?

2. The heart is a double-pump. If the left side of the heart weakens and does not efficiently pump blood out of the heart to the body, what could result?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand information about heart diseases and conditions. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of a condition where the blood supply to the heart is stopped and nitroglycerin.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • The meaning of Coronary Heart Disease
  • Chest pain due to a lack of oxygen to the heart muscle
  • Condition that could result if the blood supply to the heart ceases
  • What could happen if the left side of the heart weakens and does not pump blood out of the heart to the body well
  • Use of nitroglycerin to treat angina

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related heart conditions and diseases lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about Coronary Heart Disease
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the use of nitroglycerin to treat angina

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to heart conditions and diseases, view the brief lesson called Types of Heart Conditions and Diseases. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify general information about the way the heart works and pumps blood throughout the body
  • Understand what atherosclerosis is
  • Recall what Coronary Heart Disease is and how it can lead to angina
  • Review what occurs during a heart attack and how it leads to the death of the heart muscle
  • Learn about the dangers of congestive heart failure and how important it is for the heart to pump blood into and out of the heart properly