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  1. congestive heart failure (CHF)
  2. acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
  3. aneurysm
  4. pulseless electrical activity (PEA)
  5. coronary artery disease (CAD)
  1. a the condition in which a portion of the myocardium dies as a result of oxygen starvation; often called a heart attack by laypersons
  2. b the dilation, or ballooning, of a weakened section of the wall of an artery
  3. c the failure of the heart to pump efficiently, leading to excessive blood or fluids in the lungs, the body, or both
  4. d diseases that affect the arteries of the heart
  5. e 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

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. accumulation of fluid in the feet or ankles
  2. a blanket term used to represent any symptoms related to lack of oxygen (ischemia) in the heart muscle
  3. swelling resulting from a build up of fluid in the tissues
  4. when the heart rate is fast, above 100 beats for minute
  5. the heart and the blood vessels

5 True/False Questions

  1. ventricular fibrillation (VF)a condition in which the heart's electrical impulses are disorganized, preventing the heart muscle from contracting normally

          

  2. ventricular tachycardia (V-Tach)a condition in which the heart's electrical impulses are disorganized, preventing the heart muscle from contracting normally

          

  3. apneashortness of breath; labored or difficult breathing

          

  4. dyspneashortness of breath; labored or difficult breathing

          

  5. sudden deatha cardiac arrest that occurs within 2 hours of the onset of symptoms. the patient may have no prior symptoms fo coronary artery disease

          

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