Stroke Quiz

Test Your Stroke Knowledge

1. A stroke usually comes on gradually. True  False
2. Taking precautions to prevent a stroke will help prevent or control:

Heart Disease
High Cholesterol
High Blood Pressure
All of the above 

3.  Which of the following is NOT a stroke symptom?

Sudden weakness, numbness or inability to move a body part 
Sudden blurred or fuzzy vision
Sudden severe headache
Sudden crushing chest pain
Sudden dizziness or loss of balance

4. If you or someone else experience ANY stroke symptoms, you should first... Call 9-1-1
Call your family doctor
Take an aspirin and lie down
Call a family member or someone else who can help
5. Why is it important to call 9-1-1 immediately if you have stroke symptoms? "Clot-busting" medications like tPA have to be given within three hours of symptom onset 
A bleeding stroke may require immediate surgery
The hospital will prepare for your arrival
The earlier the treatment, the better
All of the above
6. Strokes are painful. Never
Most are
Most are not
7. Which of the following are true? "Clot-busting" drugs can reduce long-term disability from stroke
Strokes caused by bleeding require immediate attention
Stroke symptoms are almost always reversible
Doctors can't do much to cure a stroke
8. Which of the following is true about stroke care? "The "clot-busting" drug tPA has risks, but it is the preferred treatment
All patients with blood clots in the brain can receive tPA as long a they get to the hospital in time
If your stroke symptoms improve on their own, you don't need to go to the hospital
9. To prevent a stroke:

Take your blood pressure medicine
Stop smoking
Eat foods low in fat and salt
Limit your alcohol consumption
Participate in moderate exercise
Get screened for high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol
Get regular checkups and talk to your doctor about reducing risk factors
All of the above

Stroke Quiz answers

  1. False
  2. All answers are correct
  3. All but sudden crushing pain in the chest
  4. Call 9-1-1 is the only correct answer
  5. All answers are correct 
  6. Most strokes are not painful
  7. The first and second answers are correct
  8. The first answer is correct
  9. Every answer is important in preventing stroke


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