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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Impaired cardiac pumping
    Associated with long-standing HTN and CAD
  2. Backward flow to the right atrium and venous circulation
    Results from diseased right ventricle
    Primary cause is left-sided failure
  3. Ascites
    Peripheral edema
    Hepatomegaly
    RUQ pain
    Splenomegaly
    JVD
    Anorexia
  4. ACEI
    ARBs
    Combo: hydralazine/isosorbide dinitrate
    Beta-blockers
    Diuretics
    Digoxin
    Ca++ channel blockers
  5. CAD
    Age
    Hypertension
    Obesity
    Cigarette smoking
    Diabetes mellitus
    High cholesterol
    African American descent

4 True/False questions

  1. Causes of Left Sided FailureMost common form
    Blood backs up through the left atrium into the pulmonary veins
    Pulmonary congestion and edema

          

  2. CHF DiagnosticsChest x-ray
    ECG
    Hemodynamic assessment
    Lytes, BUN, creatinine, UA
    BNP
    Stress testing

          

  3. Complications of CHFChest x-ray
    ECG
    Hemodynamic assessment
    Lytes, BUN, creatinine, UA
    BNP
    Stress testing

          

  4. Pulmonary edemaAgitation, restless, anxious
    Pale or cyanotic
    Cold, clammy skin
    Severe dyspnea/suffocation feeling
    Tachypnea
    Pink frothy sputum
    Pulse weak & rapid
    JVD
    Incessant coughing