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5 Matching questions

  1. acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
  2. nitroglycerin
  3. coronary artery disease (CAD)
  4. apnea
  5. dysrhythmia
  1. a a medication that dilates the blood vessels
  2. b a disturbance in heart rate and rhythm
  3. c no breathing
  4. d the condition in which a portion of the myocardium dies as a result of oxygen starvation; often called a heart attack by laypersons
  5. e diseases that affect the arteries of the heart

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. accumulation of fluid in the feet or ankles
  2. when the heart rate is fast, above 100 beats for minute
  3. a cardiac arrest that occurs within 2 hours of the onset of symptoms. the patient may have no prior symptoms fo coronary artery disease
  4. 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
  5. a condition in which the heart has ceased generating electrical impulses

5 True/False questions

  1. embolismblockage of a vessel by a clot or foreign material brought to the site by the blood current


  2. cardiovascular systema blanket term that refers to a heart problem with a rapid onset


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


  4. 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


  5. occlusionthe dilation, or ballooning, of a weakened section of the wall of an artery