A Practice Test On Cardiology! Trivia Quiz

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A Practice Test On Cardiology! Trivia Quiz

The heart is the driving force in the body, and any issues affecting normal operations of the heart often threats a person’s life. The most preferred way to check how the heart is performing is by visiting a cardiologist. Take this trivia quiz and get to see how wide your cardiology knowledge is and your understanding of the common disorders.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the likely mechanism for the respiratory problems associated with carvedilol?
    • A. 

      Blockade of apha 1 receptors in bronchi

    • B. 

      Blockade of beta 1 receptors in bronchi

    • C. 

      Degranulation of mast cells in bronchial tree

    • D. 

      Blockade of beta 2 receptors in bronchi

    • E. 

      Inhibition of phosphodiesterase in bronchial smooth muscle cells

  • 2. 
    Which of the following would suggest a predominantly right ventricular failure?
    • A. 

      Basal crepitations

    • B. 

      Apex beat palpable in mid axillary line

    • C. 

      Orthopnoea

    • D. 

      Tall R waves on ECG leads V4-V6

    • E. 

      Raised JVP

  • 3. 
    When attempting to listen to a prosthetic mitral valve, where is the most appropriate site for auscultation?
    • A. 

      2nd intercostal space left sternal edge

    • B. 

      4th intercostal space left sternal edge

    • C. 

      2nd intercostal space right sternal edge

    • D. 

      5th intercostal space on left midclavicular line

    • E. 

      3rd intercostal space on left midclavicular line

  • 4. 
    Which clinical signs would lead you to a diagnosis of aortic stenosis?
    • A. 

      Pulsus paradoxus, raised JVP on inspiration, muffled heart sounds

    • B. 

      A loud S1, mid diastolic murmur loudest at apex beat on expiration lying on the left hand side

    • C. 

      Displaced volume-overloaded apex, soft S1, pansystolic murmur at apex radiating to axilla

    • D. 

      Collapsing pulse, wide pulse pressure, diastolic murmur

    • E. 

      Plateau pulse, narrow pulse pressure, heaving apex beat, systolic ejection murmur, 4th heart sound

  • 5. 
    A patient complains that since he has been on atenolol he has noticed coldness in his feet and pain in his right calf after walking about 1/2 mile. What physiological mechanism is likely to be causing his symptoms?
    • A. 

      Blockade of beta 1 receptors

    • B. 

      Blockade of beta 3 receptors

    • C. 

      Blockade of alpha 1 receptors

    • D. 

      Blockade of alpha 2 receptors

    • E. 

      Blockade of beta 2 receptors

  • 6. 
    In an ECG, what do large P waves indicate?
  • 7. 
    In an ECG, what do enlarged Q waves indicate?
  • 8. 
    In an ECG, what do enlarged R waves indicate?
  • 9. 
    In an ECG, what do flattened T waves indicate?
  • 10. 
    A stenotic valve murmur would produce a murmur that sounded like what?
  • 11. 
    A regurgitant valve murmur would produce a murmur that sounded like what?
  • 12. 
    Mitral and tricuspid stenosis would produce a murmur during which heart phase? Mitral and tricuspid regurgitation would produce a murmur during which heart phase? Aortic and pulmonary stenosis would produce a murmur during which heart phase? Aortic and pulmonary regurgitation would produce a murmur during which heart phase?
  • 13. 
    What are the side-effects of ACE inhibitors?
  • 14. 
    How do ACE inhibitors work?
  • 15. 
    How do beta blockers work?
  • 16. 
    What are the possible side effects of beta-blockers?
  • 17. 
    Are calcium channel blockers a positive or a negative inotrope? Therefore, what do they do to heart contractility?
  • 18. 
    How do calcium channel blockers reduce blood pressure?
  • 19. 
    What are the 5 potential side effects of calcium channel blockers?
  • 20. 
    A 53-year-old white gentleman is diagnosed with chronic hypertension. He has no known history of MI. What are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd line treatment options?
  • 21. 
    A 73-year-old white gentleman is diagnosed with chronic hypertension. He has no known history of MI. What are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd line treatment options?
  • 22. 
    A 47-year-old black gentleman is diagnosed with chronic hypertension. He has a past medical history of MI. What are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd line treatment options?
  • 23. 
    Which clinical signs would lead you to a diagnosis of left ventricular failure?
    • A. 

      Peripheral oedema and raised JVP

    • B. 

      Tapping apex beat, opening snap, mid-diastolic murmur at apex

    • C. 

      Pulsu paradoxus, inaudible/distant heart sounds, distention of neck veins

    • D. 

      Basal crackles, 3rd and 4th heart sound, cough with pink froth, orthopnoea, wheeze

    • E. 

      Angina, syncope, plateau pulse, heaving apex beat, 4th heart sound

  • 24. 
    Which clinical signs would lead you to a diagnosis of aortic regurgitation?
    • A. 

      Tapping apex beat, opening snap, mid-diastolic murmur at apex

    • B. 

      Angina, syncope, plateau pulse, heaving apex beat, 4th heart sound

    • C. 

      Wide pulse pressure, pulse visible in carotids, apex beat displaced, ejection murmur

    • D. 

      Peripheral oedema and raised JVP

    • E. 

      Fibrillating pulse, right and left ventricular hypertrophy, high frequency pan systolic murmur best heard in apex and radiating to axilla

  • 25. 
    Which clinical signs would lead you to a diagnosis of mitral regurgitation?
    • A. 

      Fibrillating pulse, right and left ventricular hypertrophy, high frequency pan systolic murmur best heard in apex and radiating to axilla

    • B. 

      Wide pulse pressure, pulse visible in carotids, apex beat displaced, ejection murmur

    • C. 

      Basal crackles, 3rd and 4th heart sound, cough with pink froth, orthopnoea, wheeze

    • D. 

      Pulsu paradoxus, inaudible/distant heart sounds, distention of neck veins

    • E. 

      Tapping apex beat, opening snap, mid-diastolic murmur at apex