How To Take Your Health Assessment?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When auscultating the heart, which of the following guidelines may be used to identify S2?
    • A. 

      S1 is longer than S2

    • B. 

      S2 coincides with the R wave on the ECG

    • C. 

      S2 is louder at the base than S1

    • D. 

      S2 is louder at the apex

  • 2. 
    Valves are not present between which of the following structures of the heart?
    • A. 

      The right atria and the superior vena cava

    • B. 

      Pulmonary

    • C. 

      Aortic

    • D. 

      Ventricle and artery

  • 3. 
    Which of the following assessment parameters related to the jugular vein is considered to be normal or expected?
    • A. 

      A jugular venous pressure is extended

    • B. 

      A jugular vein that is distended when the individuals is in the supine position

    • C. 

      A venous pressure backflow

    • D. 

      Heart is pumping thoroughly

  • 4. 
    ECG is an abbreviation for which of the following?
    • A. 

      Electrocardiogram

    • B. 

      Encephalogram

    • C. 

      Anemia

    • D. 

      Leukemia

  • 5. 
    A bruit heard while auscultating the carotid artery of a 65-year-old female is caused by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Turbulent blood flow

    • B. 

      Turbulent blood flow through the carotid artery

    • C. 

      Carothritis

    • D. 

      Arthritis

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is true regarding the venous pulse wave?
    • A. 

      It results to increase cardiac volume and a decrease in blood pressure

    • B. 

      It results to increase blood pressure and decrease cardiac volume.

    • C. 

      None

    • D. 

      It results from a backwash of pressure from events that occur in the heart.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following cardiac alterations occurs in the pregnant female?
    • A. 

      An increase in cardiac volume, a decrease in blood pressure

    • B. 

      An increase in bp, decrease in cardiac volume

    • C. 

      Increase in fluid volume

    • D. 

      Decrease in fluid volume

  • 8. 
    The cardiac output is defined as the:
    • A. 

      Amount of blood pumped by the heart in 1 min.

    • B. 

      Amount of blood pumped by the heart in 30 sec.

    • C. 

      Amount of wbc pumped

    • D. 

      Amount of hemoglobin

  • 9. 
    A heave or lift that is visible on the anterior precordium occurs in the presence of:
    • A. 

      Atrial hyperthropy

    • B. 

      Dorsal hypertrophy

    • C. 

      Ventricular hyperthropy

    • D. 

      Pulmonary hyperthropy

  • 10. 
    During isometric or isovolumic relaxation of the ventricles, which of the following takes place?
    • A. 

      All four valves are opened.

    • B. 

      All four valves are closed

    • C. 

      Stenotic valves

    • D. 

      Regurgitative valves

  • 11. 
    If an individual is describing symptoms that relate to waking up in the middle of the night with difficulty breathing and opening a window because there was a need for fresh air, your assessment might lead you to believe that the individual may have:
    • A. 

      Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

    • B. 

      Dysphagia

    • C. 

      Haroxysmal

    • D. 

      Disturbed sleep

  • 12. 
    The jugular venous pressure is an indirect reflection of the:
    • A. 

      Cardiac output produced

    • B. 

      Stroke volume

    • C. 

      Mitral valve

    • D. 

      Heart's efficiency as a pump

  • 13. 
    When palpating the chest wall of a 24-year-old male with well-developed chest muscles, which of the following would you expect to find?
    • A. 

      Palpable base pulse

    • B. 

      Nonpalpable apex pulse

    • C. 

      Palpable apex pulse

    • D. 

      Nonpalpable base pulse

  • 14. 
    When auscultating the heart of a newborn, you hear a continouos sound that mimics the sound of a machine. Based on your knowledge of newborn cardiac physiology, you know that this:
    • A. 

      Sound due to murmur

    • B. 

      Is normal range for adult

    • C. 

      Is a normal sound due to the thinner chest wall of the newborn

    • D. 

      Is an expected sound due to nonclosure of the ductus arteriosus

  • 15. 
    A split S2 heart sound is generally best heard:
    • A. 

      At the beginning of inhalation

    • B. 

      At the end of inhalation

    • C. 

      End of expiration

    • D. 

      Beginning of expiration

  • 16. 
    During ventricular diastole, which of the ff activities takes place?
    • A. 

      Blood pours rapidly into the atrium

    • B. 

      Blood repulse

    • C. 

      Blood pours rapidly into the ventricles.

    • D. 

      Blood travel to the mainstream

  • 17. 
    The first heart sound is caused by closure of the:
    • A. 

      AV valves

    • B. 

      Semilunar valves

    • C. 

      Atrium valves

    • D. 

      Ventricular valves

  • 18. 
    Which of the ff. is a characteristic of a fixed split?
    • A. 

      Inspiration and expiration

    • B. 

      Inhalation and exhalation

    • C. 

      It is unaffected by respiration

    • D. 

      Respiration is affected

  • 19. 
    Of the ff. individuals who are being screened for high blood pressure, individuals in which ethnic group are known to have higher incidences of high blood pressure?
    • A. 

      Hispanics

    • B. 

      Asians

    • C. 

      Whites

    • D. 

      Blacks

  • 20. 
    In adults, the thymus gland:
    • A. 

      Develops T-lymphocytes

    • B. 

      Serves no purpose

    • C. 

      Is vital to immune system

    • D. 

      Develops B-lymphocytes

  • 21. 
    A profile sign indicates:
    • A. 

      The presence of thrombophlebitis

    • B. 

      The patency of the radial and ulnar arteries

    • C. 

      The degree of pedal edema

    • D. 

      Early clubbing

  • 22. 
    Pitting edema is defined as:
    • A. 

      Inflammation of the vein associated with thrombus formation

    • B. 

      The indentation left after the examiner depresses the skin over swollen edematous tissue

    • C. 

      A deficiency of arterial blood to a body part

    • D. 

      Plaques of fatty deposits forming in the intima of the arteries

  • 23. 
    The Allen test assesses:
    • A. 

      The presence of thrombophlebitis

    • B. 

      The patency of the radial and ulnar arteries

    • C. 

      The degree of pedal edema

    • D. 

      Early clubbing

  • 24. 
    A weak or "thready" pulse is associated with:
    • A. 

      Hyperkinetic states

    • B. 

      Decreased cardiac output

    • C. 

      Aortic valve regurgitation

    • D. 

      Heart failure

  • 25. 
    One of the leg's deep veins is the:
    • A. 

      Great saphenous

    • B. 

      Small saphenous

    • C. 

      Tibial

    • D. 

      Popliteal