Heart Attack IQ Survey


Heart disease is serious business. It kills more people each year than all cancers combined. Yet Americans are more worried about cancer and many are focused solely on their cholesterol numbers as an indicator of their risk for a heart attack, according to a national survey conducted by MDVIP and Ipsos.

Despite the wealth of information available about heart disease, 62 percent of Americans surveyed failed the Heart Attack IQ quiz, proving that many misconceptions about the disease still exist. The MDVIP survey reveals many Americans are uncertain, if not ill-informed, about what causes a heart attack and what increases a person’s risk for having one.

Read on to learn more about the survey results and to test your own knowledge.