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5 Matching Questions

  1. pedal edema
  2. ventricular fibrillation (VF)
  3. sudden death
  4. cardiac compromise
  5. edema
  1. a accumulation of fluid in the feet or ankles
  2. b swelling resulting from a build up of fluid in the tissues
  3. c a blanket term that refers to a heart problem with a rapid onset
  4. d a condition in which the heart's electrical impulses are disorganized, preventing the heart muscle from contracting normally
  5. e a cardiac arrest that occurs within 2 hours of the onset of symptoms. the patient may have no prior symptoms fo coronary artery disease

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a medication that dilates the blood vessels
  2. a clot formed of blood and plaque attached to the inner wall of an artery or vein
  3. a condition in which the heart's electrical rhythm remains relatively normal, yet the mechanical pumping activity fails to follow the electrical activity, causing cardiac arrest
  4. blockage of a vessel by a clot or foreign material brought to the site by the blood current
  5. when the heart rate is slow, usually below 60 beats per minute

5 True/False Questions

  1. acute myocardial infarction (AMI)the condition in which a portion of the myocardium dies as a result of oxygen starvation; often called a heart attack by laypersons

          

  2. pulmonary edemaaccumulation of fluid in the feet or ankles

          

  3. ventricular tachycardia (V-Tach)a condition in which the heartbeat is quite rapid; if rapid enough, ventricular tachycardia will not allow the heart's chambers to fill with enough blood between beats to produce blood flow sufficient to meet the body's needs

          

  4. cardiovascular systema blanket term that refers to a heart problem with a rapid onset

          

  5. apneano breathing

          

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