Anticoagulants (practice Mode) By Rnpedia

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Anticoagulants (practice Mode) By Rnpedia

Anticoagulants, commonly referred to as blood thinners, are chemical substances that prevent or reduce coagulation of blood by prolonging the clotting time. The lifesaving benefits of these drugs often outweigh the potential dangers. Do you think you understand all there is about these drugs? Test you knowledge through the quiz below.


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  • 1. 
    Anticoagulants are indicated for an indefinite period in patients with:  
    • A. 

      Atrial fibrillation

    • B. 

      Venous thromboembolism

    • C. 

      High risk of myocardial infarction

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following sentence is true with regard to warfarin?
    • A. 

      Is a vitamin K antagonist

    • B. 

      Is a thrombin inhibitor

    • C. 

      Activates fibrinolysis

    • D. 

      Binds to antithrombin III

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not an approved indication for warfarin therapy?  
    • A. 

      Atrial fibrillation

    • B. 

      Heart valve replacement

    • C. 

      Deep vein thrombosis

    • D. 

      Peripheral artery disease

  • 4. 
    Time taken for observable anticoagulant effect of warfarin is:
    • A. 

      6-12 hours

    • B. 

      24-36 hours

    • C. 

      2-7 days

    • D. 

      8-10days