Cardiology Quiz: Basic MCQ Exam! Trivia

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Cardiology Quizzes & Trivia

What do you know about cardiology? Do you believe you can get past this quiz? Cardiology is a branch of medicine involving disorders of the heart and some portions of the circulatory system. The field involves medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and electrophysiology. See how much you know about cardiology by taking this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Name the three main types of SVT.
    • A. 

      Atrial tachycardia, atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia

    • B. 

      WPW, AVNRT,AVRT

    • C. 

      A-fib,Aflutter, V-tach

    • D. 

      RBBB, Wenckebach, Morbitz

  • 2. 
    What is the most common congenital heart defect?
    • A. 

      Ventricular Septal defect

    • B. 

      Atrial Septal defect

    • C. 

      Ductus arteriosus

    • D. 

      Pulmonary Valve stenosis

  • 3. 
    List three major coronary arteries
    • A. 

      RCA, RCA marginal branch, and Left marginal branch

    • B. 

      Aorta, Aortic Arch, and pulmonary arteries

    • C. 

      LAD,LCX, and RCA

    • D. 

      SA node, AV node, and Bundle of His

  • 4. 
    Define Cardiac Output
    • A. 

      Normal Heart rate

    • B. 

      Stoke Volume

    • C. 

      Amount of blood ejected from a ventricle with each heart beat

    • D. 

      Amount of blood pumped into the aorta each minute by the heart

  • 5. 
    What anchors the heart to some of the structures around it, such as the sternum and diaphragm?
    • A. 

      Chordae tendineae

    • B. 

      Papillary muscles

    • C. 

      Fibrous parietal pericardium

    • D. 

      Troponin

  • 6. 
    Where does the coronary sinus end?
    • A. 

      Right Atrium

    • B. 

      Left Atrium

    • C. 

      Right Ventricle

    • D. 

      Left Ventricle

  • 7. 
    What SVT is associated with a Delta wave?
    • A. 

      AVRT (WPW)

    • B. 

      AVNRT

    • C. 

      Atrial Tachycardia

    • D. 

      V-Tach

  • 8. 
    Which term represents conduction velocity?
    • A. 

      Chronotropic

    • B. 

      Dromotropic

    • C. 

      Inotropic

    • D. 

      Automaticity

  • 9. 
    What is the intrinsic rate for the Bundle of His?
    • A. 

      20-40

    • B. 

      40-60

    • C. 

      60-100

    • D. 

      80-100

  • 10. 
    Leads aVR, aVL, and aVF are known as ________________leads.
    • A. 

      Augmented

    • B. 

      Unipolar

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      Limb leads

  • 11. 
    What is a normal PR interval?
    • A. 

      0.12-0.25 sec

    • B. 

      0.8-0.15 sec

    • C. 

      0.12-0.20

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    A PAC is occurring on every third beat. This is known as which of the following?
    • A. 

      Pairs

    • B. 

      Run or burst

    • C. 

      Trigeminy

    • D. 

      Bigeminy

  • 13. 
    The rhythm on the cardiac monitor shows a rate of 56 and regular with P waves after the QRS complex with the QRS duration of 0.10 seconds. Which of the following best describes this rhythm?
    • A. 

      Accelerated junctional rhythm

    • B. 

      Junctional escape rhythm

    • C. 

      Ventricular escape rhythm

    • D. 

      Accelerated idioventricular rhythm

  • 14. 
    The term used to describe the period of recovery that cells need after being discharged before they are able to respond to a stimulus is ___________________.
    • A. 

      Refractoriness

    • B. 

      Polarized State

    • C. 

      Depolarization

    • D. 

      Arrhythmia

  • 15. 
    A 73 year old male awakens suddenly at 0200 complaining of dyspnea. You find him in the tripod position. Crackles are audible around the scapulae. He has a history of hepertension. You suspect his symptoms are related to:
    • A. 

      Fluid overload

    • B. 

      Increased Cardiac Output

    • C. 

      Left heart failure

    • D. 

      Reactive airway disease

  • 16. 
    If you administer nitro to a patient with ST elevation in leads 2,3, and aVF, you shold be prepared to?
    • A. 

      Administer a bolus of normal saline if the blood pressure drops

    • B. 

      Change to morphine, as nitro is rarely successful

    • C. 

      Start a dopamine drip if the pt becomes hypotensive

    • D. 

      Treat the pt for congestive heart failure