All About EKG!

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All About EKG!

When someone has been having some problems with their heart a physician may need to take some tests such as an EKG. The EKG records electrical signals in the heart by determining heart rate, heart rhythm and other information regarding the heart`s condition. Test out your ability to read and interpret the reading by taking this quiz. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following ECG characteristics distinguishes Atrial Flutter from other Atrial Dysrhythmias:  
    • A. 

      The Presence of Fibrillatory waves

    • B. 

      The Presence of Delta waves before QRS

    • C. 

      The "Saw Tooth" or "Picket Fence" appearance of waveforms before QRS

    • D. 

      P waves of varying sizes and amplitude

  • 2. 
    The PR interval of a first-degree Heart Block :
    • A. 

      Constant and greater than 0.20second in duration

    • B. 

      Is Completely variable in duration

    • C. 

      Gradually decreases in duration until a p wave appears without a QRS complex

    • D. 

      Gradually lengthens until a p wave appears without a QRS complex

  • 3. 
    The ECG characteristics in Myocardial Ischemia includes:
    • A. 

      Changes in the ST segment and T waves

    • B. 

      Widening of the QRS complex

    • C. 

      Changes in the QRS complex and ST segment

    • D. 

      Prolongation of PR interval

  • 4. 
    A 70 yr old patient has a history of on-off chest pain. His resting ECG is normal. It is decided to put him through an exercise  stress test. Which of the following will be the target heart rate:  
    • A. 

      180 bpm

    • B. 

      150 bpm

    • C. 

      220 bpm

    • D. 

      160 bpm

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is an indication for stress testing? 
    • A. 

      Acute MI

    • B. 

      Severe hypertension

    • C. 

      Angina at rest

    • D. 

      Evaluation of chest pain in a patient with normal baseline E.K.G.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      10 Electrodes

    • B. 

      6 Electrodes

    • C. 

      11 Electrodes

    • D. 

      5 Electrodes

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is considered Negative Holter :
    • A. 

      Pauses

    • B. 

      Bradycardias and tachycardias

    • C. 

      No significant arrhythmias or ST changes

    • D. 

      ST elevation or Depression

  • 8. 
    Which of the following isn't seen in Supraventricular Tachycardia:
    • A. 

      Atrial Tachycardia

    • B. 

      AV nodal Reentrant Tachycardia

    • C. 

      AV Reentrant Tachycardia

    • D. 

      Multifocal atrial Tachycardia

  • 9. 
    The drug which is given to relief pain and anxiety in MI patient's:
    • A. 

      Digoxin

    • B. 

      Beta Blockers

    • C. 

      Morphine

    • D. 

      Lidocaine

  • 10. 
    The most common side effect when the patient takes Nitroglycerin to relieve Angina:
    • A. 

      Drowsiness

    • B. 

      Bronchospasm

    • C. 

      Headache

    • D. 

      Mental Disorientation

  • 11. 
    The Drug used in Pharmacologic Stress test are:
    • A. 

      Adensonine

    • B. 

      Dipyramidole

    • C. 

      Dobutamine

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    The Hallmark Characteristic seen in Ventricular Fibrillation:
    • A. 

      Fibrillation waves

    • B. 

      Saw-Tooth waves

    • C. 

      Chaotic waves

    • D. 

      Tooth waves

  • 13. 
    What is the correct order of the chain of infection:
    • A. 

      Means of transmission, susceptible host, source

    • B. 

      Source,means of transmission,susceptible host

    • C. 

      Susceptible Host, Means of Transmission, Source

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Which of the wouldn't be a cause or reasons to stop the exercise electrocardiography:
    • A. 

      Patient is complaining of shortness of breath, chest pain or dizziness

    • B. 

      Patient's heart rate is considered normal

    • C. 

      Physician observes blood pressure, EKG or heart rhythm changes that are not perceived by the patient

    • D. 

      The patient reaches the Target Heart Target (thr)

  • 15. 
    Small or non existent Diastolic Pause is seen in:
    • A. 

      Sinus rhythm

    • B. 

      Sinus bradycardia

    • C. 

      Sinus tachycardia

    • D. 

      Sinus Arrest