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Chapter 17 Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. pedal edema
  2. bradycardia
  3. cardiac compromise
  4. ventricular fibrillation (VF)
  5. cardiovascular system
  1. a accumulation of fluid in the feet or ankles
  2. b a blanket term that refers to a heart problem with a rapid onset
  3. c the heart and the blood vessels
  4. d a condition in which the heart's electrical impulses are disorganized, preventing the heart muscle from contracting normally
  5. e when the heart rate is slow, usually below 60 beats per minute

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. blockage, as of an artery by fatty deposits
  2. pain in the chest, occurring when blood supply to the heart is reduced and a portion of the heart muscle is not receiving enough oxygen
  3. swelling resulting from a build up of fluid in the tissues
  4. 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. a clot formed of blood and plaque attached to the inner wall of an artery or vein

5 True/False Questions

  1. tachycardiawhen the heart rate is fast, above 100 beats for minute


  2. 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


  3. 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


  4. embolismthe dilation, or ballooning, of a weakened section of the wall of an artery


  5. congestive heart failure (CHF)the failure of the heart to pump efficiently, leading to excessive blood or fluids in the lungs, the body, or both


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