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5 Matching questions

  1. dysrhythmia
  2. aneurysm
  3. acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
  4. cardiac compromise
  5. pulmonary edema
  1. a a blanket term used to represent any symptoms related to lack of oxygen (ischemia) in the heart muscle
  2. b the dilation, or ballooning, of a weakened section of the wall of an artery
  3. c a blanket term that refers to a heart problem with a rapid onset
  4. d a disturbance in heart rate and rhythm
  5. e accumulation of fluid in the lungs

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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. shortness of breath; labored or difficult breathing
  3. a condition in which the heartbeat is quite rapid; if rapid enough, ventricular tachycardia will not allow the heart's chambers to fill with enough blood between beats to produce blood flow sufficient to meet the body's needs
  4. diseases that affect the arteries of the heart
  5. no breathing

5 True/False questions

  1. acute myocardial infarction (AMI)the condition in which a portion of the myocardium dies as a result of oxygen starvation; often called a heart attack by laypersons


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


  3. angina pectorisa medication that dilates the blood vessels


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


  5. sudden deathaccumulation of fluid in the feet or ankles