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  • 1. 

    An EKG records the: 

    Explanation
    An EKG, also known as an electrocardiogram, is a medical test that records the electrical activity of the heart. It measures the electrical signals generated by the heart as it beats, providing valuable information about the heart's rhythm, rate, and overall function. By analyzing the patterns and abnormalities in the recorded electrical activity, healthcare professionals can diagnose various heart conditions, such as arrhythmias, heart attacks, and heart muscle damage. Therefore, the correct answer is "Electrical activity of the heart."

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  • 2. 

    Electrodes are also referred to as: 

    Explanation
    Electrodes are commonly referred to as sensors because they are used to detect and measure changes in electrical activity or chemical reactions. They are designed to convert these changes into electrical signals that can be interpreted and analyzed. Electrodes play a crucial role in various fields such as medicine, environmental monitoring, and industrial processes, where they are used to monitor and control different parameters. Therefore, calling electrodes sensors is an accurate and commonly accepted term.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is a reason that a physician requests excerise electrocardiography?

    Explanation
    A physician may request exercise electrocardiography if a patient has previously experienced symptoms of angina. This test helps to evaluate the heart's response to physical activity and can aid in diagnosing coronary artery disease or other heart conditions. By monitoring the patient's heart rate, blood pressure, and electrocardiogram during exercise, the physician can assess the presence of any abnormalities or signs of reduced blood flow to the heart. This information is crucial for determining the appropriate treatment plan and managing the patient's cardiovascular health.

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  • 4. 

    What is NOT an EKG technicians responsibilty during exercise electocardiograpy? 

    Explanation
    During exercise electrocardiography, an EKG technician is responsible for monitoring and recording the patient's heart activity while they engage in physical exercise. This involves attaching electrodes to the patient's body, ensuring the EKG machine is functioning properly, and accurately interpreting the recorded data. However, the administration of drugs is not part of an EKG technician's responsibilities during exercise electrocardiography. This task is typically performed by a healthcare professional, such as a nurse or physician, who is trained and authorized to administer medications.

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  • 5. 

    The normail running speed of the EKG paper is:

    Explanation
    The normal running speed of the EKG paper is 25mm/sec. This means that the paper moves at a rate of 25 millimeters per second while recording the electrical activity of the heart. This speed is commonly used in EKG machines to ensure accurate and reliable measurements of the heart's rhythm and function.

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  • 6. 

    The vertical axis of the EKG paper measures:

    Explanation
    The vertical axis of the EKG paper measures voltage/amplitude. This is because an EKG (electrocardiogram) is a graphical representation of the electrical activity of the heart. The voltage or amplitude of the electrical signals generated by the heart is recorded on the vertical axis of the EKG paper. This measurement helps in diagnosing various heart conditions and abnormalities by analyzing the patterns and changes in the voltage/amplitude of the heart's electrical signals.

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  • 7. 

    The small square horizontally on the EKG paper equal?

    Explanation
    The small square on the EKG paper is equal to 0.04 seconds. This is because the EKG paper is standardized to have a specific grid pattern, with each small square representing a specific time interval. In this case, each small square represents 0.04 seconds. This standardized grid allows healthcare professionals to accurately measure and interpret the timing and duration of electrical signals in the heart as recorded on the EKG paper.

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  • 8. 

    The stylus marks the EKG paper by: 

    Explanation
    The stylus marks the EKG paper by applying heat. This is because the stylus is usually made of a heated wire or coil that comes into contact with the paper, causing it to burn or create a mark. The heat generated by the stylus allows for the creation of the EKG waveform on the paper, which is then used for analysis and diagnosis of the patient's heart activity.

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  • 9. 

    With a normal sensitivity setting, 1mV of electricity elevates the standardization mark:

    Explanation
    The answer is 5mm because with a normal sensitivity setting, 1mV of electricity elevates the standardization mark by 5mm. This means that for every 1mV of electricity, the standardization mark moves up by 5mm.

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  • 10. 

    The normal standardization mark should measure:

    Explanation
    The normal standardization mark should measure 5mm. This means that when measuring something against a standardization mark, it should be exactly 5mm in length. This ensures consistency and accuracy in measurements, as it provides a reference point for comparison. By using a standardization mark of 5mm, it becomes easier to calibrate and verify the accuracy of measuring instruments and ensure that they are correctly measuring objects of the same length.

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  • 11. 

    How many electrodes are attached to the patient for Holter Monitering?

    Explanation
    Holter monitoring is a continuous recording of the heart's electrical activity over a 24 to 48 hour period. It is used to detect any abnormal heart rhythms or patterns. In this procedure, three electrodes are typically attached to the patient's chest. These electrodes are connected to a portable device that records the heart's activity. The three electrodes allow for a more comprehensive and accurate monitoring of the heart's electrical signals.

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  • 12. 

    The 5th intercostal space, midciavicular line left side is: 

    Explanation
    V4 refers to the 4th lead of a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). The 5th intercostal space, midclavicular line on the left side is the correct placement for V4. This lead is important for assessing the electrical activity of the heart, specifically the anterior surface of the left ventricle. By placing the electrode in this position, it allows for accurate monitoring and diagnosis of cardiac conditions.

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  • 13. 

    Midpoint between V2 and V4

    Explanation
    The midpoint between V2 and V4 is V3.

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  • 14. 

    The 4th intercostal space, right side of the sternum

    Explanation
    V1 refers to the first precordial lead in the 12-lead ECG placement. The V1 lead is positioned in the 4th intercostal space, on the right side of the sternum. This placement allows for the recording of electrical activity from the right ventricle of the heart. By placing the V1 lead in this specific location, healthcare professionals can obtain accurate information about the electrical conduction and rhythm of the heart, aiding in the diagnosis and management of various cardiac conditions.

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  • 15. 

    The 5th intercostal space, midaxillary line, left side

    Explanation
    The answer V6 refers to the 6th lead placement on a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). The 5th intercostal space, midaxillary line, left side is the specific anatomical location where the V6 lead is placed. This lead provides information about the electrical activity of the heart from a lateral perspective. By placing the V6 lead in this position, healthcare professionals can obtain a more comprehensive view of the heart's electrical patterns and diagnose any potential abnormalities or conditions.

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  • 16. 

    The correct lead from the center of heart to the positive pole of the left leg is 

    Explanation
    The correct lead from the center of the heart to the positive pole of the left leg is AVF. AVF stands for Augmented Vector Foot, which is one of the leads used in an electrocardiogram (ECG) to monitor the electrical activity of the heart. It is placed on the left leg and provides a view of the heart's electrical activity from a specific angle. This lead is important in diagnosing and monitoring various cardiac conditions.

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  • 17. 

    The correct lead from the right arm to the leg is

  • 18. 

    The correct lead from the right arm to the left arm

  • 19. 

    The correct lead from the center of the heart to the postive pole of the right arm

    Explanation
    AVR stands for Augmented Vector Right, which is one of the six standard leads used in electrocardiography (ECG). It is positioned on the right arm and measures the electrical activity of the heart from the center of the heart towards the positive pole of the right arm. The other five standard leads are I, II, III, aVR, aVL, and aVF. These leads are used to obtain a comprehensive view of the electrical activity of the heart from different angles and help diagnose various cardiac conditions.

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  • 20. 

    What is the average heart rate for an adult ? 

    Explanation
    The average heart rate for an adult is typically between 60 and 100 beats per minute. This range is considered normal and healthy for most adults. Heart rate can vary depending on factors such as age, fitness level, and overall health. Regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle can help maintain a normal heart rate within this range.

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  • 21. 

    On the waveform what does the ORS complex represent

    Explanation
    The ORS complex on a waveform represents ventricular depolarization and the resulting ventricular contraction. This is the electrical activity that occurs in the ventricles of the heart, leading to their contraction and pumping of blood. The ORS complex is typically larger and wider than other parts of the waveform, indicating the strong electrical signal generated by the ventricles.

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  • 22. 

    On the ECG waveform, what is the ventriculare repolarization?

    Explanation
    The T wave on an ECG waveform represents ventricular repolarization. Repolarization refers to the process in which the heart muscle cells recover their electrical charge after contraction. During ventricular repolarization, the ventricles of the heart are preparing for the next electrical impulse and subsequent contraction. The T wave is a small, upward deflection on the ECG that indicates this phase of the cardiac cycle. By observing the T wave, healthcare professionals can assess the electrical activity of the heart and detect any abnormalities or irregularities.

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  • 23. 

    In automaticity, what involuntary system controls the heartbeat?

    Explanation
    The autonomic nervous system is responsible for controlling the involuntary functions of the body, including the heartbeat. It consists of two main divisions: the sympathetic nervous system, which prepares the body for "fight or flight" responses, and the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes rest and relaxation. The autonomic nervous system continuously regulates the heart rate by adjusting the balance between these two divisions, ensuring that the heartbeat remains within a normal range.

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  • 24. 

    Each heart beat consists of the contraction and relaxation of the heart muscle. What is this called ?

    Explanation
    The cardiac cycle refers to the series of events that occur during one complete heartbeat, including the contraction (systole) and relaxation (diastole) of the heart muscle. It involves the filling of the heart chambers with blood, the pumping of blood out of the heart, and the resting phase in between beats. This cycle is essential for the proper functioning of the heart and the circulation of blood throughout the body.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following parts of the conduction system conducts impulses down both sides of the interventricular septum?

    Explanation
    The bundle branches are responsible for conducting impulses down both sides of the interventricular septum. These branches are extensions of the bundle of His, which is a part of the electrical conduction system of the heart. The bundle branches divide into smaller branches called Purkinje fibers, which distribute the electrical signals to the ventricles, causing them to contract and pump blood efficiently.

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  • 26. 

    If a Q wave is present it is always

    Explanation
    If a Q wave is present, it indicates the presence of myocardial infarction or heart damage. Q waves are typically negative deflections on an electrocardiogram (ECG) and are considered abnormal. They represent the depolarization of the interventricular septum, which is usually a positive deflection. Therefore, if a Q wave is present, it is always negative.

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  • 27. 

    Several wave forms are defined as 

  • 28. 

    Movement away from the baseline is called

    Explanation
    The term "waveform" refers to the graphical representation of a wave, which includes the movement of the wave away from the baseline. In a waveform, the baseline represents the equilibrium or zero point, and any deviation from this baseline represents the movement of the wave. Therefore, the correct answer is "waveform" because it accurately describes the movement away from the baseline.

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  • 29. 

    A waveform and segment are called

  • 30. 

    The term used to describe the amount of blood pumped by the heart per minutes called

    Explanation
    Cardiac output refers to the amount of blood that is pumped by the heart per minute. It is an important measure of the heart's efficiency in delivering oxygen and nutrients to the body's tissues. This measurement is crucial in assessing cardiac health and can be affected by various factors, such as heart rate and stroke volume. Therefore, cardiac output is the correct term to describe the amount of blood pumped by the heart per minute.

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  • 31. 

    Which layer of the heart is responsible for contraction and relaxation?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is myocardium. The myocardium is the middle layer of the heart and is responsible for the contraction and relaxation of the heart muscle. It is composed of specialized cardiac muscle cells that work together to pump blood throughout the body.

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  • 32. 

    Blood leaves the right ventricle and passes through this valve as it enters the blood vessel

    Explanation
    The pulmonic semilunar valve is the correct answer because it is located between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery. This valve allows blood to flow from the right ventricle into the pulmonary artery, which carries oxygen-depleted blood to the lungs to be oxygenated.

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  • 33. 

    A pounding or racing of the heart such that the patient is a wave of his/her heartbeast is called 

    Explanation
    Palpitation refers to a pounding or racing sensation of the heart, where the patient feels their heart beating rapidly or forcefully. This can be a result of various factors such as stress, anxiety, caffeine intake, certain medications, or underlying heart conditions. Palpitations can be accompanied by other symptoms like dizziness, shortness of breath, or chest pain. It is important to identify the cause of palpitations through medical evaluation to determine the appropriate treatment and ensure the overall health and well-being of the patient.

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  • 34. 

    Which limb sensor is the reference or ground electrode?

    Explanation
    The right leg limb sensor is used as the reference or ground electrode in this case. This means that it serves as a point of reference for the electrical signals being measured from the other limb sensors. By using the right leg as the reference, any potential differences between the other limb sensors and the right leg can be accurately measured and analyzed.

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  • 35. 

    The correct lead from the left arm to the left leg is

    Explanation
    The correct lead from the left arm to the left leg is III (3). In a standard 12-lead ECG, leads I, II, and III form the limb leads. Lead III specifically looks at the electrical activity between the left arm and the left leg. Lead III is useful in diagnosing certain heart conditions and can help determine if there are any abnormalities in the electrical conduction system of the heart.

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