NCLEX Pharmacology Quiz 18 Cardiovascular Drugs

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NCLEX Pharmacology Quiz 18 Cardiovascular Drugs

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Kylie is reviewing drugs related to cardiovascular therapies. She should be aware that the desired action of lipid-lowering agents is to:
    • A. 

      Decrease HDL

    • B. 

      Increase TC

    • C. 

      Increase LDL

    • D. 

      Increase HDL

  • 2. 
    For lipid-lowering agents to be successful. drug therapy must lower:
    • A. 

      HDL

    • B. 

      LDL

    • C. 

      Total fat

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    As a competent nurse. you know that the most significant contraindication for therapy with lipid-lowering agent is:
    • A. 

      Renal disease

    • B. 

      Diabetes

    • C. 

      Liver disease

    • D. 

      Cardiac disease

  • 4. 
    Which of the following vitamins may not be absorbed properly when giving bile acid sequestrants?
    • A. 

      Vitamin B

    • B. 

      Vitamin C

    • C. 

      Vitamin B12

    • D. 

      Vitamin K

  • 5. 
    Which of the following lipid-lowering agents has the common side effect of constipation?
    • A. 

      Lovastatin (Mevacor)

    • B. 

      Colestipol (Colestid)

    • C. 

      Gemfibrozil (Lopid)

    • D. 

      Niacin (Nicotinic acid)

  • 6. 
     Parenteral anticoagulants work by disrupting:
    • A. 

      Conversion of prothrombin to thrombin

    • B. 

      Formation of thromboplastin

    • C. 

      Vitamin K-dependent clotting factors

    • D. 

      Conversion of prothrombin to fibrin

  • 7. 
    SC heparin should be administered in the:
    • A. 

      Flank

    • B. 

      Abdominal fat

    • C. 

      Leg

    • D. 

      Gluteal area

  • 8. 
    The half-life of heparin is:
    • A. 

      10 minutes

    • B. 

      1 to 1.5 hours

    • C. 

      8 to 12 hours

    • D. 

      1 to 2 days

  • 9. 
    Which drug is used to stop bleeding associated with heparin overdose?
    • A. 

      Urokinase (Abbokinase)

    • B. 

      Aminocaproic acid (Amicar)

    • C. 

      Vitamin K (AquaMEPHYTON)

    • D. 

      Protamine sulfate (Protamine)

  • 10. 
    During warfarin (Coumadin) administration. the nurse can expect that the initial extension of PT occurs within _____ hours after therapy begins.
    • A. 

      1 to 2

    • B. 

      4 to 6

    • C. 

      8 to 12

    • D. 

      12 to 24