Pharmacology - Cardiac Drugs

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Pharmacology - Cardiac Drugs

This quiz will cover cardiac glycosides, antianginals, antidysrhythmics, and circulatory drugs. It was also cover antilipidemics and peripheral vasodilators.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Positive inotropic action does which of the following?
    • A. 

      Decreases heart rate

    • B. 

      Decreases cellular conduction

    • C. 

      Increases contractility

  • 2. 
    What is the digitalizing dose of Digoxin (Lanoxin)?
    • A. 

      0.125 to 0.5

    • B. 

      0.5 to 2

    • C. 

      0.5 to 3

  • 3. 
    Hypokalemia is a potential side effect of Digoxin. You need to educate your client on consuming potassium-rich foods. Which of the following will you include in your list of potassium-rich foods?
    • A. 

      Eggs

    • B. 

      Strawberries

    • C. 

      Whole grain bread

  • 4. 
    A patient has been admitted with chest pain. He states that it began while he watching tv on his couch. Which kind of angina does he likely have?
    • A. 

      Stable

    • B. 

      Unstable

    • C. 

      Variant

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a nursing intervention relevant to administration of nitroglycerin?
    • A. 

      Inform the client there may be a burning sensation under their tongue upon ingestion

    • B. 

      Inform the client that this medication must be kept in its original bottle

    • C. 

      Inform the client that a headache is the most common side effect associated with this drug

  • 6. 
    Which group of drugs can be either selective or nonselective?
    • A. 

      Sodium Channel Blockers

    • B. 

      Beta Blockers

    • C. 

      Calcium Channel Blockers

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a class of antidysrhythmic drug?
    • A. 

      Osmotic

    • B. 

      Carbonic-anhydrase Inhibitor

    • C. 

      Beta Adrenergic Blocker

  • 8. 
    When administering hydrochlorothiazide, which labs must be monitored?
    • A. 

      BUN, creatinine

    • B. 

      INR, electrolytes

    • C. 

      APPT, PTT

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is a serum abnormality with thiazides?
    • A. 

      Hyperkalemia

    • B. 

      Hyperglycemia

    • C. 

      Hyperchloremia

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Hypokalemia

    • B. 

      Hypomagnesia

    • C. 

      Hyponatremia

  • 11. 
    Which class of diuretics is used to decrease intraocular and intracranial pressure?
    • A. 

      Osmotics

    • B. 

      Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

    • C. 

      Loop

  • 12. 
    Potassium sparing diuretics work where?
    • A. 

      Collecting distal tubules

    • B. 

      Ascending loop of henle

    • C. 

      Descending loop of henle

  • 13. 
    What is the antidote for Heparin?
    • A. 

      Vitamin K

    • B. 

      Immunefab

    • C. 

      Protamine sulfate

  • 14. 
    Which of the following anticoagulants is used prophylactically?
    • A. 

      Heparin

    • B. 

      Lovenox

    • C. 

      Coumadin

  • 15. 
    Which of the following drugs are known as "clot busters?"
    • A. 

      Anticoagulants

    • B. 

      Antiplatelets

    • C. 

      Thrombolytics

  • 16. 
    Which of the following must be given within 3 hours of the beginning of an MI or stroke?
    • A. 

      Thrombolytics

    • B. 

      Antiplatelets

    • C. 

      Cardiac glycosides

  • 17. 
    Which drug category has intermittent claudication as a characteristic side effect?
    • A. 

      Peripheral vasodilators

    • B. 

      Diuretics

    • C. 

      Antilipidemics

  • 18. 
    Which of the following drugs would you NOT give to asthmatic?
    • A. 

      Metoprolol

    • B. 

      Propanolol

    • C. 

      Acebutolol

  • 19. 
    What is the most common side effect of ACE Inhibitors?
    • A. 

      Headache

    • B. 

      Persistent dry cough

    • C. 

      Visual disturbances

  • 20. 
    Your patient is on coumadin. You must instruct them to limit their intake of what?
    • A. 

      Milk

    • B. 

      Juice

    • C. 

      Tea