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5 Matching questions

  1. pulmonary edema
  2. acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
  3. embolism
  4. ventricular fibrillation (VF)
  5. dysrhythmia
  1. a blockage of a vessel by a clot or foreign material brought to the site by the blood current
  2. b accumulation of fluid in the lungs
  3. c the condition in which a portion of the myocardium dies as a result of oxygen starvation; often called a heart attack by laypersons
  4. d a condition in which the heart's electrical impulses are disorganized, preventing the heart muscle from contracting normally
  5. e a disturbance in heart rate and rhythm

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the dilation, or ballooning, of a weakened section of the wall of an artery
  2. shortness of breath; labored or difficult breathing
  3. no breathing
  4. diseases that affect the arteries of the heart
  5. when the heart rate is slow, usually below 60 beats per minute

5 True/False questions

  1. occlusionblockage, as of an artery by fatty deposits


  2. pulseless electrical activity (PEA)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


  3. sudden deathaccumulation of fluid in the feet or ankles


  4. edemano breathing


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


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