Heart Failure

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Heart Failure Quizzes & Trivia

The basics of heart failure and how it is treated.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. What is not one of the main symptoms of heart failure?
  • A. 

    Shortness of breath

  • B. 

    Warm hands

  • C. 

    Reduced urinary output

  • D. 

    Edema

  • E. 

    None of the above

  • 2. 
    What is/are not a primary cause of heart failure?
    • A. 

      Cardiomyopathy

    • B. 

      High blood pressure

    • C. 

      Coronary artery disease

    • D. 

      Diabetes

    • E. 

      Polio

  • 3. 
    One of the biggest problems people with heart failure have is excess consumption of sodium because salt can exacerbate fluid retention.  Which food had the highest sodium content?
    • A. 

      One teaspoon baking soda

    • B. 

      A teaspoon of salt

    • C. 

      A saltine cracker

    • D. 

      3 oz of Canadian bacon

    • E. 

      A dill pickle

  • 4. 
    Medications are an important component of treatment in heart failure.  Which of these is not prescribed routinely for heart failure?
    • A. 

      ACE inhibitor

    • B. 

      Diuretics

    • C. 

      Pantoprazole

    • D. 

      Digoxin

    • E. 

      Benzodiazepeine

  • 5. 
    What is the name for shortness of breath when lying down?
    • A. 

      Orthopnea

    • B. 

      Apnea

    • C. 

      Sleep apnea

    • D. 

      Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

    • E. 

      Narcolepsy

  • 6. 
    What term refers to damage of the heart muscle due to inadequate blood flow?
    • A. 

      Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy

    • B. 

      Dilated cardiomyopathy

    • C. 

      Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

    • D. 

      Ischemic cardiomyopathy

    • E. 

      Cardioplegia

  • 7. 
    You listen to the heart of your 50 year old patient.  You hear an S3 sound.  What is the likely diagnosis?
    • A. 

      Patent ductus arteriosis

    • B. 

      Aortic stenosis

    • C. 

      Mitral stenosis

    • D. 

      Heart failure

    • E. 

      Cardiopulmonary murmur

  • 8. 
    Check all that are compensatory mechanisms in heart failure:
    • A. 

      Ventricular hypertrophy

    • B. 

      Vasoconstriction

    • C. 

      Tachycardia with increased contractility

    • D. 

      Bradycardia with decreased contractility

    • E. 

      Vasodilation

  • 9. 
    The benefits of the compensatory mechanism of tachycardia and _______________ contractility have the beneficial effect of aiding in the maintenance of  ___________ .
  • 10. 
    The Renin angiotension system will cause the compensatory response called increased___________.
  • 11. 
    In the series of events leading to ADHF, the ________________system is activated.
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