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5 Matching questions

  1. acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
  2. asystole
  3. sudden death
  4. occlusion
  5. pulmonary edema
  1. a accumulation of fluid in the lungs
  2. b a cardiac arrest that occurs within 2 hours of the onset of symptoms. the patient may have no prior symptoms fo coronary artery disease
  3. c a blanket term used to represent any symptoms related to lack of oxygen (ischemia) in the heart muscle
  4. d blockage, as of an artery by fatty deposits
  5. e a condition in which the heart has ceased generating electrical impulses

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. swelling resulting from a build up of fluid in the tissues
  3. the heart and the blood vessels
  4. diseases that affect the arteries of the heart
  5. the failure of the heart to pump efficiently, leading to excessive blood or fluids in the lungs, the body, or both

5 True/False questions

  1. nitroglycerinwhen the heart rate is slow, usually below 60 beats per minute


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


  3. dysrhythmiashortness of breath; labored or difficult breathing


  4. angina pectorispain 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. embolismthe dilation, or ballooning, of a weakened section of the wall of an artery


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