Cardiovascular System | Myocardial Infarction And Heart Failure NCLEX Quiz 13

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following classes of medications protects the ischemic myocardium by blocking catecholamines and sympathetic nerve stimulation?
    • A. 

      Beta-adrenergic blockers

    • B. 

      Calcium channel blockers

    • C. 

      Narcotics

    • D. 

      Nitrates

  • 2. 
    What is the most common complication of an MI?
    • A. 

      Cardiogenic shock

    • B. 

      Heart failure

    • C. 

      Arrhythmias

    • D. 

      Pericarditis

  • 3. 
    With which of the following disorders is jugular vein distention most prominent?
    • A. 

      Abdominal aortic aneurysm

    • B. 

      Heart failure

    • C. 

      MI

    • D. 

      Pneumothorax

  • 4. 
    Toxicity from which of the following medications may cause a client to see a green-yellow halo around lights?
    • A. 

      Digoxin

    • B. 

      Furosemide (Lasix)

    • C. 

      Metoprolol (Lopressor)

    • D. 

      Enalapril (Vasotec)

  • 5. 
    Which of the following symptoms is most commonly associated with left-sided heart failure?
    • A. 

      Crackles

    • B. 

      Arrhythmias

    • C. 

      Hepatic engorgement

    • D. 

      Hypotension

  • 6. 
    In which of the following disorders would the nurse expect to assess sacral edema in a bedridden client?
    • A. 

      Diabetes

    • B. 

      Pulmonary emboli

    • C. 

      Renal failure

    • D. 

      Right-sided heart failure

  • 7. 
    Which of the following symptoms might a client with right-sided heart failure exhibit?
    • A. 

      Adequate urine output

    • B. 

      Polyuria

    • C. 

      Oliguria

    • D. 

      Polydipsia

  • 8. 
    Which of the following classes of medications maximizes cardiac performance in clients with heart failure by increasing ventricular contractility?
    • A. 

      Beta-adrenergic blockers

    • B. 

      Calcium channel blockers

    • C. 

      Diuretics

    • D. 

      Inotropic agents

  • 9. 
    Stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system produces which of the following responses?
    • A. 

      Bradycardia

    • B. 

      Tachycardia

    • C. 

      Hypotension

    • D. 

      Decreased myocardial contractility

  • 10. 
    Which of the following conditions is most closely associated with weight gain. nausea. and a decrease in urine output?
    • A. 

      Angina pectoris

    • B. 

      Cardiomyopathy

    • C. 

      Left-sided heart failure

    • D. 

      Right-sided heart failure

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