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5 Matching questions

  1. cardiovascular system
  2. aneurysm
  3. acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
  4. cardiac compromise
  5. pulseless electrical activity (PEA)
  1. a a blanket term that refers to a heart problem with a rapid onset
  2. b the heart and the blood vessels
  3. c the dilation, or ballooning, of a weakened section of the wall of an artery
  4. d the condition in which a portion of the myocardium dies as a result of oxygen starvation; often called a heart attack by laypersons
  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. diseases that affect the arteries of the heart
  2. a clot formed of blood and plaque attached to the inner wall of an artery or vein
  3. shortness of breath; labored or difficult breathing
  4. when the heart rate is fast, above 100 beats for minute
  5. a blanket term used to represent any symptoms related to lack of oxygen (ischemia) in the heart muscle

5 True/False questions

  1. occlusionblockage, as of an artery by fatty deposits

          

  2. 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

          

  3. bradycardiawhen the heart rate is slow, usually below 60 beats per minute

          

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

          

  5. pedal edemaswelling resulting from a build up of fluid in the tissues

          

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