NCLEX Pharmacology Quiz 13 Cardiovascular Drugs

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following clients is at greatest risk for digital toxicity?
    • A. 

      A 25-year-old client with congenital heart disease

    • B. 

      A 50-year-old client with CHF

    • C. 

      A 60-year-old client after myocardial infarction

    • D. 

      An 80-year-old client with CHF

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a contraindication for digoxin administration?
    • A. 

      Blood pressure of 140/90

    • B. 

      Heart rate above 80

    • C. 

      Heart rate below 60

    • D. 

      Respiratory rate above 20

  • 3. 
    The action of medication is inotropic when it:
    • A. 

      Decreased afterload

    • B. 

      Increases heart rate

    • C. 

      Increases the force of contraction

    • D. 

      Is used to treat CHF

  • 4. 
    Which is the MOST appropriate action for the nurse to take before administering digoxin?
    • A. 

      Monitor potassium level

    • B. 

      Assess blood pressure

    • C. 

      Evaluate urinary output

    • D. 

      Avoid giving with thiazide diuretic

  • 5. 
    The therapeutic drug level for digoxin is:
    • A. 

      0.1-2.0 ng/mg

    • B. 

      1.0-2.0 ng/mg

    • C. 

      0.1-0.5 ng/mg

    • D. 

      0.5-2.0 ng/mg

  • 6. 
    Blurred vision or halos are signs of:
    • A. 

      Subtherapeutic digoxin levels

    • B. 

      Digoxin toxicity

    • C. 

      Nothing related to digoxin

    • D. 

      Corneal side effects of digoxin

  • 7. 
    Amrinone (Inocor) is used for short term therapy for CHF and acts by which of the following mechanisms?
    • A. 

      Increasing stroke volume and heart rate

    • B. 

      Slowing ventricular rate and increasing cardiac output

    • C. 

      Vasodilating and increasing peripheral vascular resistance

    • D. 

      Increasing cardiac output and enhancing renal perfusion

  • 8. 
    Before giving milrinone (Primacor) by an IV infusion to a client with symptoms of CHF. which of the following nursing actions is necessary?
    • A. 

      Record sodium level.

    • B. 

      Administer loading dose over 15 minutes.

    • C. 

      Assess CV status.

    • D. 

      Review medication regimen to identify if client is on IV furosemide (Lasix).

  • 9. 
    Johanna has ventricular ectopy. which of the following drugs is the first line used to treat her condition?
    • A. 

      Quinidine (Cardioquin)

    • B. 

      Digoxin (Lanoxin)

    • C. 

      Procainamide ( Pronestyl)

    • D. 

      Lidocaine (Xylocaine)

  • 10. 
    Class IA antiarrhythmic agents have little effect on:
    • A. 

      AV node

    • B. 

      SA node

    • C. 

      Purkinje fibers

    • D. 

      Bundle of His

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