7.7 Heart Attack, Stroke & Asthma

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7.7 Heart Attack, Stroke & Asthma - Quiz

Anatomy & Physiology Unit 7 - Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems 7. 7 - I CAN diagnose, explain and treat heart attacks, strokes, and asthma.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is NOT a symptom of a heart attack?
    • A. 

      Shortness of breath

    • B. 

      Excessive sweating

    • C. 

      Slurred speech

    • D. 

      Pain in the chest area

  • 2. 
    A patient is suffering from difficulty breathing every time she walks up the stairs. This patient is likely:
    • A. 

      Having a heart attack

    • B. 

      Suffering from asthma

    • C. 

      Having a stroke

    • D. 

      Suffering from low blood pressure

  • 3. 
    A 65-year-old patient claims she is having a hard time catching her breath, and she feels a pain in her left arm that is getting worse with time. She probably:
    • A. 

      Has asthma

    • B. 

      Is having a stroke

    • C. 

      Is having a heart attack

    • D. 

      Is healthy

  • 4. 
    A 70-year old patient calls 911 because she is worried about strange symptoms she has been having for the last 20 minutes. She cannot feel the right side of her body, and her vision is blurry.  You tell her....
    • A. 

      Hurry up and get to the hospital; you are having a stroke!

    • B. 

      Take your time and be careful, but come to the hospital; you are having a stroke!

    • C. 

      Hurry up and get to the hospital; you are having a heart attack!

    • D. 

      Get your inhaler and take some deep breaths; you are having an asthma attack!

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a risk factor for a stroke?
    • A. 

      High blood pressure

    • B. 

      High stress

    • C. 

      Smoking

    • D. 

      Asthma

  • 6. 
    An angioplasty....
    • A. 

      Treats asthma by relaxing the diaphragm

    • B. 

      Treats heart attacks by inflating a balloon that opens up the blocked artery

    • C. 

      Treats strokes by relieving swelling due to bleeding in the brain

    • D. 

      Helps patients prevent against future asthma attacks

  • 7. 
    A person with asthma uses this because it helps to:
    • A. 

      Relax the muscles around the bronchioles

    • B. 

      Increase the heart rate

    • C. 

      Make the diaphragm contract to increase breathing

    • D. 

      Lower the blood pressure

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT an acceptable treatment for a heart attack?
    • A. 

      Aspirin

    • B. 

      Angioplasty

    • C. 

      Bypass surgery

    • D. 

      Anti-inflammatory medicines

  • 9. 
    The image below shows a patient suffering from:
    • A. 

      An ischemic stroke

    • B. 

      A hemorrhagic stroke

    • C. 

      A heart attack

    • D. 

      Asthma

  • 10. 
    A heart attack usually occurs because:
    • A. 

      The alveoli are inflamed

    • B. 

      The coronary artery is blocked by a blood clot

    • C. 

      An artery in the brain bursts

    • D. 

      The vena cava collapses

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