Steve's EKG Final

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ECG Quizzes & Trivia

This are from my EKG final study notes. Hope it helps!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the medical term for blood pressure cuff?
    • A. 

      Sphygmomanometer

    • B. 

      Diostolic and Systolic

    • C. 

      Pressure indicator

    • D. 

      Pressure manometer

  • 2. 
    You are performing a blood pressure check. The sound that you hear first is the __________?
    • A. 

      Murmur

    • B. 

      Diastolic

    • C. 

      Systolic

    • D. 

      Flutter

  • 3. 
    What is the normal respiratory rate for an adult?
    • A. 

      12 to 20 breaths per minute

    • B. 

      10 to 25 breaths per minute

    • C. 

      8 to 18 breaths per minute

    • D. 

      15 to 24 breaths per minute

  • 4. 
    What is a myocardial infarction (MI)?
    • A. 

      Lack of breath to the lungs

    • B. 

      Measurement of the cardiac output

    • C. 

      Lungs stop supplying blood to the body

    • D. 

      Heart attack

  • 5. 
    A waxy fat-like substance that is found in our cells is ______________?
    • A. 

      Trans fat

    • B. 

      Saturated fat

    • C. 

      Cholesterol

    • D. 

      Cebum

  • 6. 
    On a 12-lead EKG, how many electrodes are attached to the body?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      8, not including ground

    • D. 

      14, including ground

  • 7. 
    What is a heart murmur?
    • A. 

      What a normal heart does just before a lub/dub

    • B. 

      Caused by blood flow through a heart valve that is closed completely

    • C. 

      Caused by blood flow through a heart valve that is not closing all the way

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 8. 
    On an EKG machine setup, what is the meaning of bipolar leads and what is another name for bipolar leads?
    • A. 

      Bipolar leads have more than two connectors, leg leads

    • B. 

      Bipolar leads are split at the terminal, triangle leads

    • C. 

      Bipolar leads have two leads, limb leads

    • D. 

      Bipolar leads are special leads, trunk leads

  • 9. 
    Normal human heartrate is ______________?
  • 10. 
    What is the purpose of taking the pulse of a patient?
    • A. 

      To check for sufficient bloodflow before applying the blood pressure cuff

    • B. 

      It is not the most important vital sign but it's still a good idea to take it if the doctor orders it

    • C. 

      Confirms the P wave on the EKG chart

    • D. 

      Measures the heartrate in beats per minute

  • 11. 
    What is the normal range of the QRS complex?
    • A. 

      1.2 seconds

    • B. 

      12 nanoseconds

    • C. 

      Greater than .12 seconds

    • D. 

      Less than .12 seconds

  • 12. 
    Why must the outlet used for the EKG equipment power be free of any other powered devices?
    • A. 

      The extra electricity required would cause spikes on the print-out

    • B. 

      Done to avoid 60-cycle interference

    • C. 

      Voltage transients could short out the EKG machine

    • D. 

      The circuitry inside the wall would be a parallel path

  • 13. 
    What are the four chambers of the heart?
    • A. 

      Right aorta, right ventricle, left aorta, left ventricle

    • B. 

      Right atrium, right ventricle, left atrium, left ventricle

    • C. 

      Two atria and two verticles

    • D. 

      AV left and right, up and down

  • 14. 
    What is the medical term for the fluid filled sac surrounding the heart?
    • A. 

      Pericardium

    • B. 

      Epicardium

    • C. 

      Endocardium

    • D. 

      Indocardium

  • 15. 
    What is the function of the pulmonary valve?
    • A. 

      Controls the flow of blood from chamber to chamber

    • B. 

      Controls the flow of blood when the other valves stop functioning

    • C. 

      Transfers the electrical signal by conduction to the bundle branches

    • D. 

      Controls the flow of deoxygenated blood from the right ventricle to the lungs

  • 16. 
    ____________________ is the normal body temperature for a human body?
  • 17. 
    From the following blood pressures what is the best reading?120/70120/60115/60
  • 18. 
    What are the unipolar augmented limb leads?
    • A. 

      Right arm = aVr

    • B. 

      Left arm = aVl

    • C. 

      Left leg = aVf

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    If the Q wave is present, what is true of the Q wave?
    • A. 

      It is always negative

    • B. 

      It is always positive

    • C. 

      It is indicating the normal segment

    • D. 

      It is indicating an abnormal segment

  • 20. 
    Multiplying the number of R waves for six seconds of EKG printout times ten measures the __________________ and is called the ____________________?
    • A. 

      Breaths per minute (BPM), 6-Second Rule

    • B. 

      Beats per minute (BPM), 60-Cycle Rule

    • C. 

      Beats per minute (BPM), 6-Second Rule

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    What does the abbreviation EKG mean?
    • A. 

      Echocardiogram

    • B. 

      Electricalorigram

    • C. 

      Endocardiogram

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    Where does the apex of the heart point?
    • A. 

      Down and to the right

    • B. 

      Down and to the left

    • C. 

      Curved up to the left

    • D. 

      Curved up to the right

  • 23. 
    The hearts' electrical system is called the ________________?
    • A. 

      Polarity, negative and positive, switching

    • B. 

      Heart circuitry

    • C. 

      Body's on/off switch

    • D. 

      Cardiac conduction

  • 24. 
    What are the four common vital signs performed in a doctor's office?
    • A. 

      Pulse, blood pressure, respiration, temperature

    • B. 

      Pulse, weight, height, temperature

    • C. 

      Temperature, blood pressure, ear infection test, palpate

    • D. 

      Family history, eating habits, temperature, pulse

  • 25. 
    You auscultate the heart of a patient and hear abnormal sounds.  What could this mean?
    • A. 

      The patient has tremors and could indicate abnormal blood flow to the heart

    • B. 

      The patient has a heart murmur that could indicate structural heart disease

    • C. 

      The patient has a lub dub that could indicate a higher than normal pulse

    • D. 

      None of the above