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5 Matching questions

  1. bradycardia
  2. acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
  3. edema
  4. tachycardia
  5. angina pectoris
  1. a when the heart rate is slow, usually below 60 beats per minute
  2. b swelling resulting from a build up of fluid in the tissues
  3. c 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
  4. d when the heart rate is fast, above 100 beats for minute
  5. e the condition in which a portion of the myocardium dies as a result of oxygen starvation; often called a heart attack by laypersons

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the heart and the blood vessels
  2. a disturbance in heart rate and rhythm
  3. accumulation of fluid in the lungs
  4. a cardiac arrest that occurs within 2 hours of the onset of symptoms. the patient may have no prior symptoms fo coronary artery disease
  5. blockage of a vessel by a clot or foreign material brought to the site by the blood current

5 True/False questions

  1. 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

          

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

          

  3. cardiac compromisea blanket term that refers to a heart problem with a rapid onset

          

  4. apneano breathing

          

  5. nitroglycerinwhen the heart rate is slow, usually below 60 beats per minute

          

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