Test Your Knowledge Of Cardiology

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Cardiology Quizzes & Trivia

Cardiology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart and parts of the circulatory system. Cardiologists help victims of heart disease return to a full and useful life and also counsel patients about the risks and prevention of heart disease. The quiz below is designed to help one review their knowledge of cardiology.


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  • 1. 
    An ECG measures....
    • A. 

      The contraction

    • B. 

      The stimulus of a contraction

    • C. 

      The electric currents of the contraction

    • D. 

      The stimulus of the electric current

  • 2. 
    The SA node, also known as pacemaker, is the point of origin of electrical activity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Cells of the heart are electrically linked. Depolarization spreads quickly from the _______ to the ______ in a ____ direction towards the ventricle, finally reach the ______.
    • A. 

      SA node, ventricles, caudal, atria, AV node

    • B. 

      SA node, ventricles, cranial, atria, AV node

    • C. 

      SA node, atria, caudal, ventricles, AV node

    • D. 

      SA node, atria, cranial, ventricles, AV node

  • 4. 
    Electrical activity moves from the AV node to the ________.
    • A. 

      Bundle of Dis

    • B. 

      Bundle of Dat

    • C. 

      Bundle of Her

    • D. 

      Bundle of His

  • 5. 
    The Purkinje Fibers direct the wave of depolarization through the ____ in a ___ direction.
    • A. 

      Ventricles, cranial

    • B. 

      Ventricles, caudal

    • C. 

      Atria, cranial

    • D. 

      Atria, caudal

  • 6. 
     Look at this lovely picture. Now play the matching game.
    • A. Depolarization (contraction) of the Atria
    • A.
    • B. Beginning of atrial depolarization into ventricle depolarization
    • B.
    • C. Ventricular depolarization
    • C.
    • D. Repolarization (relaxation after contraction) of the ventricular myocardium
    • D.
    • E. Atrial repolarization
    • E.
  • 7. 
    It is perfectly fine to get an ECG off a patient lying on a steel table with zero blankets and left unsupervised (: 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    How do you prevent the alligator clips from pinching/bruising your patient?
    • A. 

      Easy! Place them above some gauze!

    • B. 

      You don't need to. Animals don't feel pain like we do.

    • C. 

      You file them down.

    • D. 

      You spray xylocaine on the skin before placing them.

  • 9. 
    How would position your patient for an ECG?
    • A. 

      Left lateral recumbency for dogs, right lateral recumbency for cats, standing for large animals

    • B. 

      Right lateral recumbency for dogs, sternal recumbency for cats, standing for large animals

    • C. 

      Dorsal recumbency for small animals, standing for large animals

    • D. 

      All species in right lateral recumbency

  • 10. 
    Where are you going to attach the ECG leads?
    • A. 

      Left arm, right leg, left leg

    • B. 

      Right arm, right leg, left leg

    • C. 

      Right arm, left arm, right leg

    • D. 

      Right arm, left arm, left leg

  • 11. 
    The standard settings for an ECG are...
    • A. 

      22mm/sec

    • B. 

      25mm/sec

    • C. 

      23mm/sec

    • D. 

      24mm/sec

  • 12. 
    Check all of the information that should be added to your patient's chart after an ECG is done.
    • A. 

      Date

    • B. 

      DVM

    • C. 

      Time of procedure

    • D. 

      Patient ID

    • E. 

      Patient signalment

    • F. 

      Drugs used

    • G. 

      Positioning of the patient

  • 13. 
    Do these grids make your OCD happy?
    • A. Provides a measuring of the amplitude and length of waves and intervals
    • A.
    • B. Small boxes
    • B.
    • C. Large boxes of 5 small boxes
    • C.
    • D. Five consecutive boxes
    • D.
  • 14. 
    The five step analysis. 
    • A. Step1
    • A.
    • B. Step 2
    • B.
    • C. Step 3
    • C.
    • D. Step 4
    • D.
    • E. Step 5
    • E.
  • 15. 
    On an electrocardiograph, you can get a heart rate by counting the R-R intervals in a three second strip. Then, you multiply that number by 40 to determine the heart rate in one minute.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    You observe the waves and tracing on your electrocardiograph. What are you trying to determine?
    • A. 

      Heart rate

    • B. 

      Repolarization time of the atria

    • C. 

      Depolarization time of the ventricles

    • D. 

      Heart rhythm

  • 17. 
    Do you the correct order of cardiac impulse?
    • A. 

      SA node -> ventricles -> AV node -> atria

    • B. 

      SA node -> atria -> AV node -> ventricles

    • C. 

      AV node -> atria -> SA node -> ventricles

    • D. 

      AV node -> ventricles -> SA node -> atria

  • 18. 
    Sinus rhythm is the normal mechanism for initiating cardiac systole.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    What do you call a disturbance in the conduction of the impulse such that the normal sequence of activation of the atria and ventricle is altered?
    • A. 

      Tachycardia

    • B. 

      Arrhythmia

    • C. 

      Sinus arrhythmia

    • D. 

      Cardiac tamponade

  • 20. 
    What do you call alternating periods of slower and more rapid heart rates related to respiration? (HR increasing with inspiration, decreasing with expiration)
    • A. 

      Tachypneumocardia

    • B. 

      Arrhythmia

    • C. 

      Sinus arrhythmia

    • D. 

      Bradycardia

  • 21. 
    Sinus arrhythmia is normal in both dogs and cats.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Atrial fibrillation and atrial standstill can be detected if there is an absence of.........
    • A. 

      QRS complex

    • B. 

      T waves

    • C. 

      P waves

    • D. 

      ST intervals

  • 23. 
    An ectopic pacemaker below the bundle of His or a lesion in the intraventricular conduction sytem can be detected if you observe.....
    • A. 

      Wide P waves

    • B. 

      Wide QRS complexes with various configurations

    • C. 

      Wide QRS complexes

    • D. 

      Difference in amplitudes

  • 24. 
    How many P waves should there be for every QRS complex normally?
    • A. 

      2 P waves for every QRS complex

    • B. 

      1 P wave for every 2 QRS complexes

    • C. 

      1 P wave for every QRS complex

    • D. 

      I'm not a cardiothoracic surgeon. Leave me alone.

  • 25. 
    Look! Another one!
    • A. Less than 20 Kg with HR <70 BPM
    • A.
    • B. Greater than 20 Kg with HR <60 BPM
    • B.
    • C. HR 100 BPM or less
    • C.
    • D. Less than 20 Kg with HR >180 BPM or higher
    • D.
    • E. Greater than 20 Kg with HR >160 BPM or higher
    • E.
    • F. HR 220 BPM
    • F.
    • G. HR >240 BPM
    • G.
  • 26. 
    Check all the possible causes of Sinus Tachycardia
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Fever

    • C. 

      Anemia

    • D. 

      Weakness

    • E. 

      Reduced cardiac input

    • F. 

      Reduced cardiac output

    • G. 

      Hyperthyroidism

    • H. 

      Hypothyroidism

    • I. 

      Excitement

    • J. 

      Dyspnea

  • 27. 
    What is caused by numerous disorganized atrial impulses frequently bombarding the AV node? (This means war....)
    • A. 

      Atrial defibrillation

    • B. 

      Atrial repolarization

    • C. 

      Atrial fibrillation

    • D. 

      Civil war of the Atria and AV node in 1923

  • 28. 
    Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs or VPC) are: 
    • A. 

      Cardiac impulses initiated within the atria instead of the sinus node.

    • B. 

      Cardiac impulses initiated with the AV node instead of the sinus node.

    • C. 

      Cardiac impulses initiated within the ventricles instead of the sinus node.

    • D. 

      Cardiac impulses initiated within the Purkinje Fibers instead of the sinus node.

  • 29. 
    Ventricular fibrillation is when.....
    • A. 

      Cells of the ventricular myocardium depolarize in a chaotic and uncoordinated manner.

    • B. 

      Cells of the atria depolarize in a chaotic and uncoordinated manner.

    • C. 

      Cells of ventricular myocardium repolarize in a chaotic and uncoordinated manner.

    • D. 

      Cells of atria repolarize in a chaotic and uncoordinated manner.

  • 30. 
    Ventricular fibrillation can result in cardiac arrest. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    Which one do you like?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 32. 
    What is going on here, Dr ?
    • A. 

      Atrial fibrillation

    • B. 

      Cardiac arrhythmia

    • C. 

      Repolarization of the ventricular myocardium

    • D. 

      Ventricular fibrillation

  • 33. 
    A number of abnormalities of the SA node were observed in your ECG. What is this condition called? 
    • A. 

      Shocked Sinus Syndrome

    • B. 

      Slow Sinus Syndrome

    • C. 

      Sarcastic Sinus Syndrome

    • D. 

      Sick Sinus Syndrome

  • 34. 
    Have fun.
    • A. Sinus arrest
    • A.
    • B. Sinus block
    • B.
    • C. Brachycephalic breeds
    • C.
  • 35. 
    Hear Block Summary
    • A. First degree
    • A.
    • B. Second degree
    • B.
    • C. Third degree
    • C.
  • 36. 
    In the second degree AV block, Type I has ____ P-R intervals whereas Type II has _____ P-R intervals. (Separate words with a comma)
  • 37. 
    In a third degree AV block, ventricular rate is slower than atrial rate. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    The absence of pacemaker impulses is called _________.
    • A. 

      Systole

    • B. 

      Diastole

    • C. 

      Repolarization

    • D. 

      Asystole

  • 39. 
    What's this ?!
    • A. 

      The beginning of a cardiac impulse

    • B. 

      Cardiac Arrest

    • C. 

      The end of a cardiac cycle

    • D. 

      One of the ECG leads got disconnected.

  • 40. 
    Electromechanical Dissociation is.......
    • A. 

      Electrical activity from the heart that is completely chaotic.

    • B. 

      Electrical activity from the heart that has contractions in random spots.

    • C. 

      Electrical activity from the heart where no contractions occur, with absence of pulse and blood pressure.

    • D. 

      It is what happens to your brain when you study sadpro.

  • 41. 
    When can you operate a defibrillator ?
    • A. 

      When your patient is in V-Fib

    • B. 

      When your patient has cardiac arrhythmia

    • C. 

      When you wana act like you're a doctor on Grey's Anatomy.

    • D. 

      When the patient has electromechanical dissociation.

  • 42. 
    The reason why this question exists is simply because I like even numbers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False