How well do you know your heart?

by | November 21, 2019

Philips has launched a heart health quiz to help people recognise risk factors and early symptoms of heart disease.

Philips has launched a heart health quiz to increase individual awareness of risk factors and early symptoms and to encourage early detection of heart disease and preventive care. Globally, ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the top cause of death. In Singapore, 17 people die from cardiovascular disease every day, accounting for 29 percent of all deaths in 2018, according to statistics from the Singapore Heart Foundation. According to a Manulife Heart Health Survey, one out of two Singaporeans perceive having little or no personal risk of getting heart disease, while close to half rated their general knowledge of heart disease as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’, which suggests a false sense of safety created by this awareness gap.

Take this one-minute quiz to learn more about the early detection of heart disease – early symptoms, risk factors and lifestyle habits – and share it with your loved ones – The quiz also includes some little-known facts and trivia. For example, did you know that:

  • Seven in 10 Singaporeans can’t tell when a heart attack is happening.
  • Chest pain is not always present in people with heart disease.
  • Jaw pain or sudden severe fatigue could be a sign of heart failure (for women).
  • Women are generally in their 70s when they suffer their first heart attack, which often ends up being fatal.
  • Estrogen is believed to have a positive effect on the inner layer of artery wall, helping to keep blood vessels flexible.
  • Smoking is not only detrimental to your lungs, it damages blood vessel walls, effectively reducing the amount of oxygen in your blood.


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1 Comment

  1. Stephen Teng

    To prevent heart attack & stroke, I have been taking silkworm extract daily for the past 20 yrs from age 60. This has been tested & proven in USA.


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