Cardiovascular Emergencies

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Cardiovascular Quizzes & Trivia

Cardiovascular emergencies, assessment, treatment


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  • 1. 
    Severe, non-effort induced chest pain at rest, ST elevation on EKG:
    • A. 

      Stable Angina

    • B. 

      Pre-infarction Angina

    • C. 

      Angina decubitus

    • D. 

      Prinzmetal's Angina

  • 2. 
    Most common angina in women under age 50, caused by spasms of the large coronary artery:
    • A. 

      Prinzmetal's Angina

    • B. 

      Angina Decubitus

    • C. 

      Stable Angina

  • 3. 
    Angina that is characterized by pain that increases in frequency,duration, and severity, usually develops into MI:
    • A. 

      Stable Angina

    • B. 

      Unstable Angina

    • C. 

      Prinzmetal's Angina

    • D. 

      Pre-infarction Angina

    • E. 

      Angina Decubitus

  • 4. 
    Chest pain on assuming the recumbent position:
    • A. 

      Stable Angina

    • B. 

      Angina Decubitus

    • C. 

      Prinzmetal's Angina

    • D. 

      Pre-infarction Angina

  • 5. 
    EKG change indicative of myocardial ischemia:
    • A. 

      ST segment depression

    • B. 

      ST segment elevation

    • C. 

      T wave elevation

    • D. 

      U wave appearance

  • 6. 
    All contribute to angina pectoris except:
    • A. 

      Stress

    • B. 

      Ingestion of heavy meals

    • C. 

      Bed rest

    • D. 

      Smoking

  • 7. 
    Which abnormality is detectable during an angina attack? 
    • A. 

      Transient diastolic murmur

    • B. 

      Transient abnormal point of maximal impulse

    • C. 

      Pulsus paradoxus

    • D. 

      Pericardial friction rub

  • 8. 
    Administration of propanolol is contraindicated in all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Heart block

    • B. 

      Uncompensated CHF

    • C. 

      Tachycardia

    • D. 

      Asthma

  • 9. 
    The appearance of u-wave on an EKG is commonly associated with:
    • A. 

      Hypokalemia

    • B. 

      Hyperkalemia

  • 10. 
    Pulsus paradoxus may occur in patients with:
    • A. 

      Angina

    • B. 

      CHF

    • C. 

      Cardiac tamponade

    • D. 

      Hypovolemic shock

  • 11. 
    Symptoms of angina include:
    • A. 

      Diaphoresis, cold clammy skin

    • B. 

      Tachycardia, pulsus alternans, atrial gallop (S4)

    • C. 

      Transient systolic murmur

    • D. 

      Pulsus paradoxus, cold dry skin

  • 12. 
    Abrupt cessation of propanolol can induce:
    • A. 

      Heart block

    • B. 

      Exacerbation of angina, acute MI

    • C. 

      Asthma

  • 13. 
    Common contraindications to use of beta blockers include:
    • A. 

      Heart block, uncompensated CHF, and asthma

    • B. 

      Tachycardia and hypertension

    • C. 

      Hypotension, tachycardia, angina

  • 14. 
    Patients with chest pain may be exhibiting signs of MI if:
    • A. 

      Chest pain is severe and radiating

    • B. 

      Has no previously occurred

    • C. 

      Lasts for more than 2 hours

    • D. 

      Accompanied by PVCs

  • 15. 
    BP = 90/60, the pulse pressure is:
    • A. 

      150 mm Hg

    • B. 

      30 mm Hg

    • C. 

      60 mm Hg

    • D. 

      90 mm Hg

  • 16. 
    Physical findings of a patient with RVF include:
    • A. 

      Gallop rhythm and pulsus paradoxus

    • B. 

      Elevated PAD pressure and PCWP

    • C. 

      Hepatosplenomegaly with or without pain

    • D. 

      Cough, dyspnea, and crackels

  • 17. 
    Ominous signs of LVF:
    • A. 

      Hepatomegaly

    • B. 

      Falling bp

    • C. 

      Narrowing pulse pressure

    • D. 

      Painful organomegally

    • E. 

      Cough