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ATI Cardiac Alterations
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The nurse has reviewed information about the cardiovascular system before caring for a client with heart disease. The nurse knows that which of the following statements is true concerning the physiology of the cardiovascular system?
The QRS interval on the electrocardiogram (ECG) represents the electrical impulses passing through the ventricles.
The nurse is completing a physical examination for a client who is severely anemic. In assessing the client's eyes, a sign assessed by the nurse that is consistent with severe anemia is:
Icteric conjunctiva and sclera.
While obtaining subjective assessment data from a patient with hypertension, the nurse recognizes that a modifiable risk factor for the development of hypertension is:
Excessive alcohol consumption.
The portion of the vascular system responsible for hemostasis is the:
Endothelial layer of the arteries.
During assessment of the client's cardiovascular system the nurse notes a pulse deficit of 21 beats. This finding may be caused by:
Manifestations of moderate anemia (Hemaglobin 6-10 g/dL) include all the following except:
The nurse is teaching the client with hypertension about controlling the condition. The nurse recognizes that:
Lifestyle modifications are indicated for all clients with elevated blood pressure.
Which of the following are recommended techniques for blood pressure measurement?
Take blood pressure measurement after client has rested quietly for 5 minutes.
Which of the following is not a modifiable risk factor for hypertension?
All of the following are factors that affect stroke volume (SV) except:
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