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5 Matching questions

  1. cardiovascular system
  2. aneurysm
  3. acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
  4. thrombus
  5. pedal edema
  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 a clot formed of blood and plaque attached to the inner wall of an artery or vein
  3. c the dilation, or ballooning, of a weakened section of the wall of an artery
  4. d accumulation of fluid in the feet or ankles
  5. e the heart and the blood vessels

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. shortness of breath; labored or difficult breathing
  2. when the heart rate is fast, above 100 beats for minute
  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, as of an artery by fatty deposits
  5. the failure of the heart to pump efficiently, leading to excessive blood or fluids in the lungs, the body, or both

5 True/False questions

  1. acute coronary syndrome (ACS)a blanket term used to represent any symptoms related to lack of oxygen (ischemia) in the heart muscle


  2. embolismblockage of a vessel by a clot or foreign material brought to the site by the blood current


  3. dysrhythmiaa disturbance in heart rate and rhythm


  4. pulmonary edemaaccumulation of fluid in the feet or ankles


  5. apneashortness of breath; labored or difficult breathing


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