EKG Medical Terminology Chapter 1

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The medical term cardiology means which of the following?
A. study of the heart
B. study of the vessels
C. doctor who studies the heart
D.doctor who studies the vessels

A.

Which of the following are the abbreviations for electrocardiogram?
A. EKG
B. ECG
C. EDG
D. Both A & B

D

The medical term meaning pain in the heart is which of the following?
A. removal of one heart valve
B. Cardiopathy
C. cardialgia
D. both A & C

D

The medical term cardiovalvulotomy means surgical?
A. removal of one heart valve
B. opening or excision of part of a heart valve
C. new opening of a heart valve into the lungs
D. repair and replacement of a heart valve

B

The medical term meaning a doctor who studies the heart?
A. cardiology
B. cardiopumonologist
C. Cardiovasculogist
D. Cardiologist

D

The term meaning inflammation of the heart is which of the following?
A. parasynthosis
B. pericardial centesis
C. heartburn
D. carditis

D

The medical term meaning relating to the heart and lungs is which of the following?
A. cardiopulmonary
B. cardiovascular
C. cardiolungular
D. cardiorenal

A

Which of the following is the abbreviation for fasting?
A. OPN
]B. PNO
C. NPO
D. FST

C

The time during the cardiac cycle when the ventricularcells are partially repolarized by not completely reading for normal response is known as which of the following?
A. Sick sinus syndrome
B. danger period
C. vulnerable period
D. none of the above

C

Which of the following is the abbreviation for congestive heart failure?
A. CCF
B. CHF
C. CHHF
D. DHF

B

The medical term cardiovalvulitis means inflammation of the
A. heart's conductive system
B. heart valaves
C.atriums
D. blood vessels of the heart

B

The medical term cardiorrhaphy means which of the following
A. suturing of the heart muscle
B. fixation of the heart
C. removal of the heart
D. hemorrhage of the heart

A

WPW is an abbreviation that stands for which of the following?
A. Wenckebach
B. Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome
C. wide pacemaker wattage
D. width of polarized waves

B

BBB is a abbreviation that stand for which of the following?
A. bundle Branch Block
B. Blocked Brokenoff's Branch
C. Bundle Brakenoff's Branches
D. Binary Bundled Branch

A

Pat is an abbreviation that stands for which of the following?
A. Pulmonary Artral Tearing
B. Paroxysmal Auricular Tamponade
C. Partial Anomalous Tachycardia
D. Paroxysmal Atrial

D

RBBB is a abbreviation that stands for which of the following?
A. Right Bundle Branch Block
B. Rotational Brokenoff's Branches
C. Left Bundle Branch Block
D. Reichenbach=Brokenoff bundle Branch

A

LBBB is an abbreviation that stands for which of the following?
A Levin's Bundled Branch Block
B. Little Bundle Branch Block
C. Left Bundle Branch Block
D. Levulo Binary Branch Block

C

Hypokalemia is which of the following?
A. low potassium
B. elevated potassium
C. elevated calcium
D. low calcium

A

Hyperkalemia is which of the following?
A. low potassium
B. elevated potassium
C. elevated calcium
D. low calcium

B

Hypocalcemia is which of the following?
A. low potassium
B. elevated potassium
C. elevated calcium
D. Low calcium

D

Hypercalcemia is which of the following?
A. low potassium
B. elevated potassium
C. elevated calcium
D. low calcium

C

PVC is an abbreviation that stands for which of the following?
A. Prolapsed Valve Chondrriasis
B. premature Ventricular Contraction
C. Polymer Valve Construction
D. Poly Vinyl Constraction

B

Ischemia is which of the following?
A. The fascicles become blocked
B. "Little bundles"
C. An impulse that takes control of the heart beat
D. Lack of blood supply

D

The medical term meaning softening of the heart is which of the following?
A. Cardiopulshoisi
B. Cardiosclerosis
C. Cardiomalacia
D. Cardiolithosis

C

The medical term meaning falling or drooping of the heart is which of the following?
A. Cardiosagosis
B. Cardioplegia
C. Cardioptosis
D. Crdioptolemy

C

Telemetry is a term that refers to which of the following?
A. Immediately
B. Transmitting EKG signals via radio waves
C. Coming from a focus outside the normal
D. Atrial fibrillation

B

Ectopic beat is a term that refers to which of the following?
A. Immediately
B. Transmitting EKG signals via radio waves.
C. coming form a focus outside the normal
D. The resting state of the heart

C

Polarized is a term that refers to which of the following states of the heart?
A. Change of polarity
B. Restoring the cell to its original charge
C. The resting state of the heart
D. None of the above

C

Depolarization is a term that refers to which of the following states of the heart?
A.Change of polarity
B. Restoring the cell to its original charge
C. The resting state of the heart
D. None of the above

A

Repolarization is a term that refers to which of the following states of the heart?
A.Change of polarity
B. Restoring the cell to its original charge
C. The resting state of the heart
D. None of the above

B

STAT is an abbreviation that stands for which of the following?
A. Immediately
B. Transmitting EKG signals via radio waves
C. Coming from a focus outside the normal
D. Atrial fibrillation

A

AF is an abbreviation that stands for which of the following?
A. Immediately
B. Transmitting EKG signals via radio waves
C. Coming from a focus outside the normal
D. Atrial fibrillation

D

The medical term meaning paralysis of the heart is which of the following?
A. Paralysisocargial
B. Paracardium
C. Coming from a focus outside the normal
D. Atrial fibrillation

D

ECG is tan abbreviation that stands for which of the following?
A. Echocardial Graph
B. Enterocardiac Ganglion
C. Eletrocardiograph
D. Endocardial Guarding

C

PAC is an abbreviation that stands for which of the following?
A. Partial Advanced Contraction
B. premature Atrial Contraction
C. Patent Atrial Coarctation
D. Polyatrial Coarctation

B

Electrical shock not timed to the cardiac cycle. This depolarizes all fibrillating myocardial cells simulatneously, allowing the SA node to resume pacing
A. Shock
B. Cardioversion
C. Defibrillation
D. Ectopic Shock

C

NSR is an abbreviation that stands for which of the following?
A. Normal sinus Rhythm
B. Natural Sinus Response
C. Niemann-Silverberg Rotation
D. Necrophagic Sinus Rupture

A

AV is an abbreviation that stands for which of the following
A. Atrriovascular
B. Average Ventriculum
C. Abnormal Ventricle
D. Atrioventricular

D

SA is an abbreviation that stands for which of the following?
A. Sinus Arrest
B. Singular Atrium
C. Sinoatrial
D. Simple Arrest

C

Which of the following is the chemical abbreviation for oxygen?
A. O
B. CO2
C. CO
D. H2O

A

CPR is an abbreviation that stands for which of the following?
A.Cardiac Partial Pespiration
B. Captured Paravascular Pesponce
C. Circulatory Pneumonic Respiration
D. Cardiopulmonary Resuciation

D

IVCD is an abbreviation that stands for which of the following?
A Intraventricular conduction Defect
B. Internal Ventricular Cardiac Deficit
C. Ischemic Valve Cholesterol Deposit
D. Iverson-Voormann Cardiac Disease

A

AICD is an abbreviation that stands for which of the following
A. Atchison-Iverson Cardiac Disease
B. Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator
C. Atrial Intermittent Cardiat Deficit
D. Amplitude Inverting Cardiac Defibrillator

B

JPC is an abbreviation that stands for which of the following?
A. Junctional Premature Ckontraction
B. Jackson-Pratt Contraction
C.Jolting Pacemaker Conversion
D. Juxtapositional Contraction

A

MI is an abbreviation that stands for which of the following?
A. Heart Attack
B. Myocardial Infarction
C. All of the above
D. None of the above

C

The medical term cardioomentopexy means which of the following?
A. surgical repair of the heart's tissue
B. Surgical attachment of the omenturm
C.Fixation of the heart
D. None of the above

B

A beat arising form a focus of the heart outside of the SA node is known as which of the following
A. Fusion beat
B. Uncontrolled beat
C. Escape beat
D. Ectopic beat

D

The medical term cardiolith means?
A. Stone in the kidney affecting heart rate
B. Stone in the stomach affecting heart rate
C. Stone in the gall bladder affecting heart rate
D. Stone in or on the heart

D

Which of the following is the medical term used to describe fat on the walls of a vessel?
A. Tallow
B. Tartar
C. Plaque
D. Lipoma

C

The medical term meaning surgical repair of the heart is which of the following?
A. Cardioplexy
B. Cardiotomy
C. Cardiectomy
D. Cardioplasty

D

The ;medical term meaning balloning of the aorta is which of the following.
A. Aortic aneurysm
B. Aortic ectasis
C.Aortic sydesis
D. Aortic emballoonism

A

The medical term meaning stretching of the heart is which of the following?
A. Cardiomegaly
B. Cardiectasia
C. Cardiostrechoisi
D. Cardiolatexitis

B

The medical term meaning relating to the heart and blood vessels is which of the following?
A. Cardiovascular
B. Cardiopulmonary
C. Cardiorenal
D. Cardiohemovascular

A

The medical term cardiopathy means which of the following?
A. The study of the heart
B. The study of the bone
C. Any disease of the heart
D. The process of the disease of the cartlage

C

Which of the following is the chemical abbreviation for carbon dioxide?
A. O2
B. CO2
C. Co
D. O

B

The medical term meaning rupture of the heart wall is which of the following
A. Cardiospasm
B. Cardiolysis
C. Cardiorrhesxis
D. Cardiotomy

C

This picture represents which of the following?
A. AVR
B. AVL
C. AVF
D. None of the above

B

This picture represents which of the following?
A. AVR
B. AVL
C. AVF
D. None of the above

A

This picture represents which of the following?
A. AVR
B. AVL
C. AVF
D. None of the above

C

The letter A in the diagram represents which of the following?
A. Lead I
B. Lead II
C. Lead III
D. None of the above

A

The letter C in the diagram represents which of the following?
A. Lead I
B. Lead II
C. Lead III
D. None of the above

C

The letter B in the diagram represents which of the following?
A. Lead I
B. Lead II
C. Lead III
D. None of the above

B

The medical term meaning cardiomyalgia means which of the following?
A. Heart constriction
B. Chest tightening
C. Pain in the heart muscle
D. A coating over the heart muscle

C

The medical term meaning enlargement of the heart is which of the following
A. Cardialgia
B. Carditis
C. Tachycardia
D. Megalocardia

D

Tachy is a prefix meaning which of the following?
A. Slow
B. Fast
C. Rough
D. Soft

B

The prefix meaning toward is which of the following?
A. ab
B. ad
C. an
D. en

B

A common world for the medical term sternum is which of the following?
A. Pelvic girdle
B. Breastbone
C. Rib cage
D. Hip Bone

B

A patient that has a rapid pulse is experiencing which of the following?
A.Tachycardia
B. Tachypnea
C. Bradycardia
D. Bradypnea

A

The medical term hypertension is which of the following?
A. Hypertrophy
B. Hyperglycemia
C. Low blood pressure
D. High blood pressure

D

Another term for myocardial infarction is which of the following?
A. Tachycardia
B. Ventricular fibrillation
C. Aortic aneurism
D. Heart attack

D

A prefix is which of the following?
A. The ending of a word
B. The beginning of a word
C. The meaning of a word
D. The root of a word

B

A suffix is which of the following?
A. The ending of a word
B. The beginning of a word
C. The meaning of a word
D. The root of a word

A

A combining form is which of the following?
A. The ending of a word
B. The beginning of a word plus a combining vowel
C. The meaning of a word
D. The root of a word

B

The most common combining vowel is which of the following?
A. a
B. e
C. i
D. o

D

If two combining forms are present which of the following rules applies?
A. Either may come first
B. The least important comes first
C. The most important comes first
D. The suffix comes first

B

The word part peri means which of the following?
A. Pair
B. Around
C. Opposed to
D. Back

B

The word part dys means which of the following?
A. Swelling
B. Painful
C. Above
D. Around

B

The word part itis means which of the following?
A. Condition
B. Inflammation
C. Soft
D. Malignant

B

The suffix centesis means which of the following?
A. Excison
B. Puncture
C. Hernia
D. Binding

B

The word part that means excision is which of the following
A. ectomy
B. itis
C. lysis
D. ostomy

A

Intercostal is a medical term relating to which of the following
A. Under the cartilage
B. On the cartilage
C. Under the ribs
D. Between the ribs

D

The word part that refers to the heart is which of the following
A. hemo
B. cranio
C. neuro
D. cardio

D

The word part phago means which of the following
A. To breathe
B. to eat
C. to examine
D. To feed

B

An electrocardiograph is which of the following?
A. An audio recording of the heart sound
B. A device to monitor electrical heart activity
C. An electrical shock to the heart
D. None of the above

B

The opposite of distal is which of the following?
A. Central
B. Posterior
C. Afferent
D. Proximal

D

Bradycardia is a medical term meaning which of the following?
A Slow heart beat
B. Fast heart beat
C. Sinus rhythm
D. Enlarged heart

A

Afferent is a medical term meaning which of the following?
A. Conducting toward
B. Conducting Away
C. Central
D. Distal

A

Atriomegaly is a medical term meaning which of the following?
A. Injury to the atrium of the heart
B. Underdeveloped atrium of the heart
C. Enlargement of the atrium of the heart
D. Incision into the atrium of the heart

C

The word part stetho means which of the following?
A. Lungs
B. Instrument
C. Scope
D. Chest

D

One complete heart beat, combining the contraction and relzxation phases is known as which of the following?
A Base line cycle
B. ECG cycle
C. Electrode cycle
D. Cardiac rhythym

B

The word part angio means which of the following?
A. Vein
B. Artery
C. Lymph
D. Vessel

D

The suffix that means incision is which of the following?
A. otomy
B. ostomy
C. ectomy
D. apexy

A

Prognosis is a medical term that means which of the following?
A. Complete knowledge
B. Prediction of outcome
C. Before woman
D. After knowledge

B

The suffix that means pain is which of the following?
A. olgia
B. ectomy
C. algia
D. ilgia

C

The medical term chronic refers to which of the following?
A. Severity of a disease
B. Recommended therapy
C. Duration of a condition
D. Prognosis

C

The abbreviation for blood pressure is which of the following?
A. BP
B. BLP
C. BPR
D. BBP

A

The SA node is also called which of the following?
A. Network
B. Pacemaker
C. Conductor
D. Sensor

B

Epicardium is which of the following?
A. Inner lining of the heart muscle
B. Outer lining of the heart muscle
C. Heart muscle
D. Heart wall

B

CAD is the abbreviation for which of the following?
A. Cardial abnormality disease
B. Coronary artery disease
C. Heart muscle
D. Heart wall

B

SOB is the abbreviation for which of the following?
A. Sinus of brady
B. Sinus versus brady
C. Shortness of breath
D. None of the above

C

Semi is the prefix meaning which of the following?
A. half
B. full
C. three quarters
D. one fourth

A

WNL is the abbreviation for which of the following?
A. Within natural limits
B. Within normal limits
C. Without natural limits
D. Without normal limits

B

Anti is the prefix meaning which of the following?
A. Against
B. With
C. In
D. around

A

Axillary means which of the following?
A. Hairline
B. Legs
C. Elbow
D. Armpit

D

Milli is the metric term meaning which of the following?
A. One-thousandth
B. One-hundredth
C. One-millionth
D. One-tenth

A

Acute means which of the following?
A. Sudden, sharp, sever
B. Dull, warm, radiating
C. Sever, sudden, radiating
D. Warm, sharp, sudden

A

Supraventricular is which of the following?
A. In the ventricles
B. Above the ventricles
C. Below the ventricles
D. Around the ventricles

B

In cardiology, the process of introducing a thin flexible tube into a vein or artery and guiding it into the heart is which of the following?
A. Vasoconstriction
B. Revascularization
C. Caterterization
D. Fluoroscope

C

PMI is the abbreviation for which of the following?
A. Premature irritability
B. Posterior Myocardial infaraction
C. Posterior myocardial insuffciency
D. Premature myocardial infaraction

B

VT is the abbreviation for which of the following?
A. Ventriculars touching
B. Bentricular Tachyarrhythmia
C. Ventricular Tachycardia
D. Ventricular Transition

C

LAD is the abbreviation for which of the following?
A. Lateral anterior deviation
B. Left anterior deviation
C. Left axis deviation
D. Lateral axis deviation

C

A patient who has dextocardia has their heart located on which of the following sides?
A. Left
B. Right
C. Middle
D. Towards the back

B

A patient with irregular pulse has which of the following?
A. Tachycardia
B. Tachypnea
C. Bradycardia
D. Arrythmia

D

The ventricle that supplies blood to the aorta is which of the following?
A. Right
B. Left
C. Frontal
D. Posterior

B

Palpitation is which of the following?
A. Rap-id, throbbing of fluttering of the heart
B. Weak, slow fluttering of the heart
C. Calm and resting heart
D. Arrest

A

Which of the following measures the pressure in blood vessels between heartbeats?
A. Venous pressure
B. Diastolic pressure
C. Systolic pressure
D. Carotid pressure

B

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