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HPE 101 Ch 13 Cardiovascular Disease
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A woman goes to the emergency room. She tells the nurse that after carrying several loads of laundry up a fight of stairs she is having chest pain and a sensation she describes as her heart being crushed. Which condition is she likely experiencing?
what happens in coronary artery disease?
plaque forming in blood vessels that supply blood to the heart
Cardiometabolic risks are
risk factors that affect both cardiovascular functions and the body's metabolic processes
Which diagnostic test records the electrical activity of the heart?
A reduction in the oxygen supply to a part of the body or an organ such as the heart is known as
which of the following characteristics would be consistent with a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in an adult female?
blood pressure of 155/90
Which of the following is NOT a technique used to diagnose heart disease
The two upper chambers of the heart that receives blood are the
an adult with a damaged sinoatrial node
must have a pacemaker implanted to control the heart rhythm
All of following occur as part of congestive heart failure except
fluids cannot reach the legs, ankles, or feet
Which of the following represents the most serious type of heart arrhythmia
The two lower chamber of the heart that pump the blood out are the
of the following lifestyle choices, the most helpful for reducing cardiovascular disease risk is to
engage in regular exercise
vessels that carry blood away from the heart are the
Aspirin is sometimes recommended for reducing the risk of a heart attack because it
reduces the risk of clot formation
Nonmodifiable risk factors for CVD include all of the following except
blood cholesterol levels
Which of the following blood cholesterol profiles is most healthful
total cholesterol= 170; HDL cholesterol = 70
Which of the following is true in regard to atherosclerosis
it is characterized by a buildup of substance within the arteries that form plaque
the blood level of which type of protein rises during an inflammatory reaction?
which blood pressure measurement is the upper number that represents the amount of pressure on arterial walls when the heart contracts?
thin-walled vessels that are involved in the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide are
which of the following represents the correct sequence of blood flow as it travels through the heart?
right atrium, right ventricle, lungs, left atrium, left ventricle, aorta
Which of the following is a leading cause of disability affecting the extremities, especially in Americans over the age of 65?
peripheral artery disease
Which of the following behaviors would most likely increase the risk of developing cancer
eating a diet in high empty calories
which of the following body shapes represents a higher risk for heart disease?
an irregularity in the heartbeat is known as
metabolic syndrome is characterized by all of the following except
low blood pressure
Vessels that carry blood to the heart are the
"Mini-strokes" that cause only temporary impairment and that can indicate an impending stroke are
transient ischemic attacks
which blood pressure a measurement is the lower number that represents the amount of pressure on arterial walls when the heart relaxes?
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