Basics Of Clinical Cardiology Quiz

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Basics Of Clinical Cardiology Quiz


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  • 1. 
    What is a rhythm called if it is over 100 beats per minute?
    • A. 

      Fibrilation

    • B. 

      Tachycardia

    • C. 

      Bradycardia

    • D. 

      Flutter

    • E. 

      Pacemaker

  • 2. 
    The record used to detect electrical changes in the heart muscle as the heart is beating is called a (an)
    • A. 

      Echocardiogram

    • B. 

      Electrocardiogram

    • C. 

      Electroencephalogram

    • D. 

      Sphygmomanometer

  • 3. 
    Which of the following types of medications has the primary function of preventing blood clots?
    • A. 

      ACE inhibitors

    • B. 

      Angiotensin II receptor blockers

    • C. 

      Antiplatelet drugs

    • D. 

      Antiarrhythmic medications

  • 4. 
    Which of the following risk factors for cardiac disease can be modified?
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Diabetes mellitus

    • C. 

      Family history

    • D. 

      Gender

  • 5. 
    The Cardiologist is assessing edema in a patient's lower extremities, what would he find? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Cool, clammy skin

    • B. 

      Pulses difficult to locate

    • C. 

      Warm to the touch

    • D. 

      Swollen feet

  • 6. 
    When would CABG be ordered for a patient?
    • A. 

      Arrhythmia

    • B. 

      Coronary heart disease

    • C. 

      Myocardial infarction

    • D. 

      Aortic stenosis

  • 7. 
    What does MONA stand for? All lower case.
  • 8. 
    Diuretics remove excess fluids and sodium through urination. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A patient presents to the ER with acute chest pain radiating to the left arm, the back and the lower jaw, with diaphoresis, dyspnea and anxiousness, before a provider does anything else he/she should
    • A. 

      Counsel them on risk factors for developing CAD

    • B. 

      Give them oxygen then, aspirin, nitroglycerin and morphine

    • C. 

      Perform and angioplasy and provide thrombolytics

    • D. 

      Activate EMS

  • 10. 
    List the 3 layers of the heart wall, starting from the outside:  _________, ____________ and ______________. All lower case.
  • 11. 
    An angioplasty is a procedure that:
    • A. 

      Attempts to open up the coronary arteries using a wire dilator or balloon.

    • B. 

      Detects possible arrhythmias in a patient's heart.

    • C. 

      Attempts to destroy the cells that cause arrhythmias.

    • D. 

      Treats blocked coronary arteries by creating new passages for blood to flow to heart muscle.

  • 12. 
    Which of these drugs is an ACE Inhibitor? Mark all that apply.
    • A. 

      Nitrostat

    • B. 

      Aspirin

    • C. 

      Benazepril

    • D. 

      Simvastatin

    • E. 

      Vasotec

  • 13. 
    What is the brand name of furosemide?
  • 14. 
    What common type of drug reduces a patient's cholesterol?
  • 15. 
    Beta Blockers lower cholesterol.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What lower extremity finding may indicate CHF?
  • 17. 
    Which chamber of the heart pumps blood into the aorta?
    • A. 

      Left Atrium

    • B. 

      Right Ventricle

    • C. 

      Right Atrium

    • D. 

      Left Ventricle

  • 18. 
    Beta blockers, used for hypertension, arrhythmias, and angina, end with what?
  • 19. 
    In which organ does the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide occur?
  • 20. 
    An atherectomy is the removal of a blood vessel?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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